• Short Summary

    Big Ben gets a special wash for the Coronation.

  • Description

    London, England.

    LV. of Big Ben. (1st 7 ft for super.), SV. Big Ben bell. SCU. Interior clock face. SV. Men on Parapet preparing to descend. CU. Workman. GV. Parliament Square from top of Big Ben. SV. Men starting to descend, Bill Keiling and John Kenny (cleaner's names). Bucket of water being lowered over parapet. SV. Water being lowered to men working on clock face. GV. (top view) Traffic in Parliament Square. CU., cleaner looking up. LV. of the Big Ben. A single shot of men working on clock's face. SV. Top view men washing clock face. CU. Joe Newman looking down from Parapet. SV. Top view type cleaning face. LV. Men working on clock face (taken from ground.) (Time 1 2 o'clock) CU. Hammer striking bell. SV. Big Ben at 12 O'clock.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    78.01
    Media URN:
    49959
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:21:00 / 01:01:22:00
    Canister:
    53/38

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