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    Location: Covent Garden, London, England (Great Britain)

    New story and report about the closure of the fruit and vegetable market at Covent Garden.

    CU of fruit. Aerial view of loading area, man loading a van. Panning shot of trader pulling his barrow past traffic. Various CU interviews with public and market traders. Panning shot of old man walking past crate of vegetable. Various CU interviews with market traders (one man with pile of crates on his head). Aerial panning shot of the 'new' Covent Garden market and loading bay. CU of Covent garden porters. Old black and white footage of Covent Garden porters in basket carrying competition (carrying baskets on their heads). MS of fruit and veg stall. Various shots of interview with traders reminiscing (in a pub). CU advert announcing that Covent Garden market is to move. Aerial view of lorries in Covent Garden. CU interview with traders and landlord in pub. Various shots activity in the garden. CU of bell tolling and market closing. Panning shot of empty market. CU interview market trader smoking a cigarette.

    Colour film

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:09:00 / 01:26:42:00
    UN 4664 H
    Sort Number:
    UN 4664 H
  • Appears in...

    Raw Cut - Vox Pops Covent Garden Market Late shots of London This Place in History bikes covent garden closes West End On Film 2 UN 4664 Fruit & Veg Markets Messages Home Various London Clips
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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