• Short Summary

    The sights of Birmingham are seen in this item, with commentary by former Lord Mayor of the city, Sir Percival Bower.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Cities of Britain No. 3 - Birmingham - Described by Ald. Sir Percival Bower, MBE, JP, Lord Mayor, 1924-1926."

    Birmingham, West Midlands.

    Various shots of industrial locations in Birmingham including the Princes Electricity Station, workers coming out of a motor works factory. (Short length of spacing follows.) Various shots of architecture in the city; Mason's College of Birmingham University and the new University buildings. Several shots of parkland; Sir Percival mentions the unspoiled countryside of Lickey Hills. Various shots of The Hall of Memory, a World War One Memorial. Aerial L/S of a railway station. M/S in the station as we see a steam train pulling out from a platform.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1034.02
    Media URN:
    36966
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:39:00 / 01:03:20:00
    Canister:
    PT 069

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