• Short Summary

    A visit to Derby show the recreational and industry sides of the city.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Cities of Britain (No. 4) - Derby. Described by His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Wm. Harold --- ". (timecode obscures title.)

    Derby, Derbyshire.

    Various shots of the busy streets of Derby. Several shots of Derby Cathedral, the sixteenth century tower and the view from it. We also see the ancient market and the old Mayor's Parlour with timbered front. Crowds of people listen to a band playing in a park (The Arboretum ?) and watch others go boating on an artificial lake. Children fish and paddle in smaller lakes. More people wander along the banks of the River Trent.

    Several shots show the railway works where steam engines are being built. More men are at work in the largest malleable casting foundry in the world. Motor cars and aeroplane parts are made in other factories - good factory shots.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1040.09
    Media URN:
    37044
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:41:00 / 01:22:27:00
    Canister:
    PT 079

Comments (1)

  1. Pip Southall says

    River Derwent not Trent, mayors surname is Hoare. The mayors parlour was scanalously demolished in 1948.

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