• Short Summary

    A crowd of 10,000 attended the rally organised by the London Joint May Day Committee in Hyde Park yesterday.

  • Description

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    L.V. Start of the parade at the embankment.


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    S.V. Ditto.


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    Rear V. Parade under bridge.


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    C.U. Float in parade with model house built on it.


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    S.C.U. Girl in chains.


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    C.U. Lorry with model "Rockets" on back.


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    Rear V. Parade.


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    S.V. Man in "Mock Cage"


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    S.V. Girls carrying banner.


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    L.V. Parade through Oxford Circus.


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    L.V. Band leading parade enters Hyde Park.


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    C.U. Parade through gates into park.


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    S.C.U. People carrying boards with slogan referring to H-bombs.


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    L.V. Men carrying banner.


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    G.V. Crowd listening to speech.


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    S.C.U. Mrs.Barbara Castle M.P for Blackburn addressing meeting.


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    C.U. People listening.


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    Side V. Mrs.Castle speaking.


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    L.V. Crowd and Mrs.Castle speaking




    Initials AW W.S./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A crowd of 10,000 attended the rally organised by the London Joint May Day Committee in Hyde Park yesterday. Mrs Barbara Castle Socialist MP for Blackburn spoke to the crowd at length and later them in the singing of the 'Red Flag'.

    Members of Trade Union, individual wards of political parties, and the Cooperative movements, marched in parties to the park where police formed an avenue for them through the Sunday afternoon strollers. St. Pancras Labour party members carried a red flag at the head of their contingent. Some marchers had children in perambulators with them.

    Mr. Charles Brandon, the London regional secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, told the densely packed crowd that London's bus strikers needed the public's help and sympathy, and asserted that Pressure of public opinion would force Mr. MacLeon, the Minister of Labour, to intervene next week. Mrs. Castle also blamed the Minister for not settling the strike.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEFX94K4CRAZQ7QI2LNCIPD9ZN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFX94K4CRAZQ7QI2LNCIPD9ZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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