Item about power stations in London, including Battersea under constructions.
Unissued / unused material.
Cold Snap - electricity story. Several locations - Kingston in Surrey, Battersea in London and City of London.
Various shots electric cables and pylons. Various shots of Battersea Power Station under construction, some shots include views of River Thames. M/S of control room of St. Paul's power station: we see one of the technicians telephoning for help in maintaining power from Scotland (natural sound). Various shots switchboards, voltmeters, dials and meters. More shots same at Battersea, showing feeder dials for Wimbledon. M/S operator in control room. C/U switchboard. L/S generating room. C/U load controller panel. M/S man inspecting dials. C/U man operating load controller panel. C/U clock reading: 8:07. C/U light flashing on. C/U switch being turned off. Various shots Chief Station Engineer checking Auxiliary Switch Room. C/U oil temperature meter. L/S logging temperature.
C/U Hoover / vacuum cleaner in action. C/U wireless / radio being switched on. C/U lights being switched on. C/U iron being switched on and used. M/S man tying tie next to woman switching on electric kettle. M/S woman sticking her head out of open window, she rubs her hands because of cold and beckons to someone off screen. C/U alarm clock. C/U megawatt meter.
Sound lasts from 01:28:28 to 01:28:41.
Item is cuts from newsreel story in Gazette issue 48/102. Date given on old record is 20/12/1948.