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    Trainee HGV drivers learn in a specially adapted cab.

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    Unissued / unused material - dates and location may be unclear / unknown.

    Chippenham, Wiltshire

    Back seat lorry learner drivers.

    MS Group of trainee lorry drivers stand around an articulated lorry with a specially adapted learners' cab installed behind the driver's cab and a tanker attached. The company name, Bulwark United Transport Limited, is on the cab. MS Man attaching connecting lights and hydraulics between the articulated trailer and driver's cab. MS Instructor checks the indicator at the back of the vehicle. Various shots as the driver gets into the cab and the trainees, with Mr Haddock (Staff Training Officer), climb into their cabin and put on their seat belts. CU The Chief Driving Instructor, Mr R J Wealleans talks through intercom to Heavy Goods Vehicles / HGV trainee drivers in separate training cab behind him. High shot, looking down into driver's cab from trainee cab. Various tracking shots, lorry drives towards camera through streets of Chippenham. Various shots, lorry on rural roads. Various shots, lorry drivers practice manoeuvering, backing and parking at special training ground. Various shots, in cab with trainee driver, possibly Glaswegian Mr J Smith.

    LS Trainee drivers in classroom situation with Mr Wealleans drawing plan of road traffic problem on blackboard. Various shots, Mr Haddock demonstrating gear stick and cog wheels. CU Cog wheels turning.

    Note: Date on original record: 13/09/1968.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:39:00 / 01:24:32:00
    UN 4382 B

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  1. Unknown user says

    The shots list says that the location is unclear, however we're at the depot of Bulwark United Transport in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

    The lorry is a Seddon.

    "Mr Haddock" is Mr M G Haddock.

    A news story from 1968 about the training being undertaken in the clip can be found here......

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