• Short Summary

    BELOW LONDON'S STREETS, ARE THIRTY-THREE DIFFERENT PLACES BETWEEN VICTORIA AND HOE STREET IN WALTHAMSTOW, WHERE THE FIRST COMPLETE TUBE LINE FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE.

  • Description

    BELOW LONDON'S STREETS, ARE THIRTY-THREE DIFFERENT PLACES BETWEEN VICTORIA AND HOE STREET IN WALTHAMSTOW, WHERE THE FIRST COMPLETE TUBE LINE FOR MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE.

    THE HEART OF THE NEW VICTORIA LINE SCHEME LIES HERE, SEVENTY FEET BELOW OXFORD CIRCUS. IT'S HARD, DIRTY, WORK - AND THE SKILLED SOFT-CLAY MINERS WHO DO IT EARN FIFTY POUNDS A WEEK OR MORE. BUT BY THE END OF THE YEAR, WITH WORK AT FULL STRETCH, ANOTHER TWO-HUNDRED-AND-EIGHTY WILL BE NEEDED, AND EVEN AT THESE WAGES THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE EASY TO FIND. AND IT'S PRECISION WORK THIS, FOR ALL ITS TOUGHNESS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB7J46FRMJMU245T0YO6ISD743
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7J46FRMJMU245T0YO6ISD743
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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