• Short Summary

    WORKMEN BEGAN MARCH 26 THE SLOW DESTRUCTION OF THE SHOT TOWER ON LONDON'S SOUTH BANK.?

  • Description

    WORKMEN BEGAN MARCH 26 THE SLOW DESTRUCTION OF THE SHOT TOWER ON LONDON'S SOUTH BANK. BUILT IN 1826 IT WAS USED TO MAKE LEAD SHOT TILL 1949. A FLASHING BACON IN THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN, A GIANT NOW CRAMPS THE VIEW FROM THE TOP. ITS BEING CAREFULLY DEMOLISHED SO AS NOT DISTURB THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS.

    A HUNDRED-AND-FIFTY FEET - A LONG DROP FOR THE MOLTEN LEAD WHICH WAS DROPPED THROUGH A SIEVE INTO COOLING WATER BELOW TO MAKE MILLIONS OF LEAD PELLETS A DAY. NEITHER FACTORY NOR MONUMENT, IT NOW HAS TO GO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3L0SM0G8FDJT549BYFRY6HR4G
    Media URN:
    VLVA3L0SM0G8FDJT549BYFRY6HR4G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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