• Short Summary

    Great film about lorry drivers who work through the night.

  • Description

    Reel 2.

    "And you have a cup of tea too Mrs Jackson" says voice over. Mrs J. makes herself a nice cup of tea. "Don't worry if your provisions will arrive from the market, there's a Morris commercial vehicle delivering goods somewhere at every tick of the clock". C/U of a clock. Ken is sleeping. Trucks being checked and serviced. Tires checked, filters checked etc. Apprentice Supervisor takes Johnny around the factory. Gauges, test results, men working on assembly line. Engines are lifted through the air. and lowered into vans. Body of van assembled. Johnny meets other workers.

    Rows of vans at the Despatch Department. The Supervisor and Johnny walk past the rows of lorries. Eileen is loading her flowers in a lorry. Wording on the side reads: "Eldon Nurseries, Berkswell". The staff go in a minibus. Shot of the Morris commercial bus as it drives along the road. A five-ton tipper at work. C/Us of interior of cab and controls. The lorry tips its load of earth. C/U of traffic lights. Shot from inside the minibus. The lorry and minibus park. The flowers are unloaded. Crates are loaded on to Ken's lorry. Truck reverses to pick up the load.

    See reels 1 & 3.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1805.02
    Media URN:
    71092
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1959
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:07:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:26:00 / 01:13:31:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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