• Short Summary

    An exhibition about the work of Lloyd's of London - the famous underwriters.

  • Description

    Item title reads - A.1. since 1688. Lloyds of London.

    Lloyd's of London Exhibition. M/S exterior of Lloyd's. Various interior shots of the Underwriters Hall. M/S through arch of road in old London. (Tower Street?) The Coffee House where Lloyd's originated. M/S man in olden dress getting up on the rostrum, he bangs a weight for order as the camera pans to two men sitting at a table. C/U of the man reading. M/S of two men sitting at the table, one of them begins to write. M/S of the Nelson Room at Lloyd's. C/U portrait of Nelson. M/S array of silver plate presented to Nelson by Lloyd's. C/U some of the silverware. M/S pan to shipping in the London Docks. M/S ship being towed from the docks.

    M/S of the German sailing ship "Pamir" putting out to sea. M/S clouds gathering showing change in the weather. M/S from deck of Pamir heavy sea rolling (1957). M/S of the sea coming over the bulwark with the decks awash. M/S and nearer shot from air of the troop ship "Empire Windrush" on fire. (1954). Various shots of The "Lafayette" ex- "Normandie" ablaze in New York Harbour in 1942. M/S from the air of the "Andrea Doria" on her side in the Atlantic after collision with the Stockholm (1956).

    M/S of the Stockholm with her bow smashed in. M/S of the smashed bow. L/S from the air of the "Andrea Doria" on the point of sinking. M/S of the "Flying Enterprise" listing badly while under tow in the Atlantic (1952). M/S of the bow showing the tow rope. M/S clouds and sea showing bad weather. M/S of the ship with her bow pointing skywards as she is about to go down. M/S Underwriters Room at Lloyd's. M/S The "Lost Book". C/U page referring to the "Pamir". C/U page referring to the "Empire Windrush". C/U page referring to the "Flying Enterprise". M/S elevated shot of the Underwriters Hall.

    Cataloguer's note: for search purposes- insurance companies - alternative spelling of Lloyd's - Lloyds.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:08:00 / 01:49:04:00

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