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  • Short Summary

    Various turn of the century scenes of traffic in London and around the country.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates unclear or unknown.

    Sunderland Bridge (1896) - Poor pedestrian, horse drawn carts, wagons and bus travel across bridge at Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
    Boar Lane, Leeds (1903) - Pedestrians, horse carts wagons and electric tram cross large open cross roads near Boar Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire.
    Outside The Bank of England, London (1897) - Dense horse drawn traffic in front of the Bank, a few pedestrians try to pick their way between the buses and carriages.
    Hyde Park Corner, London (1897) - Hyde Park corner looking towards the park gates, pedestrians crowd the pavements, carriages and horse buses pass by.
    Newcastle Street, Tyne and Wear (1903) - Motor wagon, motor car, and horse drawn wagon pass along street, pavement is lined with onlookers.
    Westminster Bridge, London - View across bridge to House of Parliament and Big Ben. Traffic passes in foreground.
    Tower Bridge, London - Views of horse drawn buses and traffic crossing Bridge.
    Empire Theatre - Ext of cinema showing Lumiere films. Handsome cabs draw up.
    Piccadilly Circus, London - Statue of Eros. People walk in foreground. Buses carry adverts for Cadbury's and Lipton's. (Some shots repeated).
    Horseguard's Parade, London - Short bleak shot of cavalry soldiers riding.
    Bradford Square, Yorkshire (1903) - Square at Bradford crowded with pedestrians, civilian band crosses square watched by small crowd a steam tram also crosses the square.
    London Bridge, London (1896) - View across the bridge with horse drawn vehicles and pedestrians crossing the bridge.
    Street Entertainers (Minstrels) - Blacked up entertainers sing and dance to a small crowd in the open streets.

    Cataloguer's Note: - Obviously this material is very old and grainy but never the less great stuff - MD.

    Amendment June 2015: A visitor to the site has informed us that the lorry seen at 3:43 is a Thornycroft steam lorry, number 27, new in 1900, registration BB26. BB is the registration for Newcastle upon Tyne. The engine is fitted with a de Dion boiler and a distinctive curved axle. It was new to the Newcastle Cooperative Wholesale Society. It is believed that is later passed to the Vaux brewery.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1890 - 1900
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:10:51:00
    UN 1 A (A)

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  1. rwhb12 says

    3:46 possibly a Straker Squire steam lorry.

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