• Short Summary

    Schoolchildren take a cruise up the River Thames to the Docklands.

  • Description

    London.

    Various shots of children boarding a boat for a cruise along the River Thames. They sit on seats in rows on the deck. On the deck a girl buys a map of the river from a man.

    Various shots from the launch as we travel along. Tower Bridge is seen in background. A guide at a microphone points out landmarks. A cargo boat sits at the dockside, bearing the name 'Relas'. Boys on board make notes.

    A bridge opens up; big ships in background. A boy takes photograph. L/S of a tug sailing up past big ships. C/U of a girl on the launch looking at ships. L/S of barges filled with logs. Good shots of large ships in Docklands.

    News cutting and map on file. Notes state the children come from St Edward's C of E School in Romford, Essex.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1337.17
    Media URN:
    44147
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:03:00 / 01:27:06:00
    Canister:
    NP 466

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