• Short Summary

    Library coverage shows scenes in Lagos, Capital of the Federation of Nigeria, shot soon after independence was granted (Oct 1, 1960), by Britain.

  • Description

    Library coverage shows scenes in Lagos, Capital of the Federation of Nigeria, shot soon after independence was granted (Oct 1, 1960), by Britain.

    Among the city's new buildings are the big Post Office, the Bank of West Africa and the Senate Building, with its statue of Queen Elizabeth II. The town, just off the coast on Lagos Island, is linked to the residential area on the mainland by Carter Bridge.

    A famous Lagos sight is Jankara Market, where pepper, spices, ground-nuts and vegetables are sold. Nearby is a woman pounding yams in the traditional way. - her baby fast asleep on her back as she moves to and fro at her work.

    In Tinumba Square are handsome, newly constructed fountains. In the background, across the square, can be seen the Bank of Nigeria. At Iddo Garage are the long distance buses - some of them serving places 700 miles away.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA89D4BQFVYSPFTNI6V89J367H2
    Media URN:
    VLVA89D4BQFVYSPFTNI6V89J367H2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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