• Short Summary

    Good item following Eleanor Leary as she trains to be a bus conductor in London.

  • Description

    No title - Women bus conductors.

    Chiswick, London.

    L/S as Eleanor Leary, a former waitress, walks up the steps to London Transport Board's training centre. M/S as she goes in for her interview. She then has medical examination and her weight and height are checked. Various shots as she gets her uniform and cap. C/U of Eleanor in her uniform. M/S as she sits in the classroom with the other ladies and learns how to punch tickets, various shots as she goes to the front and has a go. Various shots of fare boards and what they must remember before starting duty.

    Various shots of her on the bus with a male conductor helping her take fares and showing her the landmarks. She collects ticket box and meets her driver, various good shots as she takes fares on her own. She gets off and checks money and tickets then pays them in. C/U as she smiles. Various shots as she enjoys a cup of tea and a cigarette with her male and female colleagues.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New sound pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:01:00 / 01:07:00:00
    NSP 257

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