• Short Summary

    Bill Grundy compares the old and new parts of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

  • Description

    Bill Grundy looks at Aylesbury.


    MS driving down streets in the town. MS cottages. CU window. MS man walking through gate. MS scenic views of the old town. MS church and yard. MS Bill Grundy walking through churchyard talking to camera.

    MS big sign 'Cadena Cafe' spinning around on top of new building, pan down to new concrete shopping centre. MS clothes stalls on market. MS shopping centre and market. Pan across new office buildings. Various shots new building which Grundy calls "hideous", it is nicknamed 'Pooley's Palace' after the architect. CU signs to Friar's Square shopping centre and library etc., pan to people getting on the bus. MS roundabout and bus, pan down steps to Woolworth's, the second biggest of their shops in Britain. MS Woolworth's from another angle. MS prettier part of town seen through arch. CU statue of lion, pan across old square.

    CU and MS statue of John Hampden. MS old buildings. CU Grundy sitting in chair which Oliver Cromwell sat in at the King's Head pub. Exterior and interior of the pub. MS swords, etc., on wall, pan to Grundy speaking. MS Grundy walking into bedroom where Cromwell slept, he shows spy hole down to the bar. Travelling shot along houses and industrial estate, housing estates etc. CU Grundy. MS large plastic ducks in shopping precinct. CU little girls playing in the ducks. MS flowers in marketplace. MS and CU statue of Benjamin Disraeli in front of Midland Bank. CU as Grundy speaks, pan back from church to show town and marketplace.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:53:00 / 02:00:09:00
    UN 4564 E

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