• Short Summary

    Unusual views of Big Ben's bell and clock, and of London from above, during repair work.

  • Description

    Houses of Parliament, London.

    GV. Houses of Parliament with Big Ben surrounded by scaffolding. Angle shot, Big Ben. Angle shot from top of lift going up scaffolding. SV. From lift, showing girders passing lift. Angle shot from lift nearly at the top. View from top down scaffolding. SCU. Mr Worricker and Mr Payne taking top of spire off. SCU. Mr Worricker and Mr Payne taking off gilded orbit and shaking spire. GV. Showing street far below. GV. Parliament Green far below. SCU. & CU. & SV. Ministry of Works man examining crack in stonework. SV. Big Ben clock tower from ground. SCU. Face of clock from scaffolding. CU. Minute hand. SCU. Two men examining Big Ben. CU. Big Ben showing piece out of casting. GV. From top of clock showing Westminster Abbey. GV. Big Ben.

    (Orig.Neg.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    533.01
    Media URN:
    30892
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:01:41:00
    Canister:
    55/53

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