• Short Summary

    Cruising down the Thames in Britain's only coal burning paddle steamer "Ryde", reliving the Edwardian time.

  • Description

    London.

    Crowded deck of Britain's only coal burning paddle steamer, "Ryde", Tower Bridge in background. Man shovelling coal into fire. People on a deck are served gin. Good shots of Tower Bridge as the boat steams under it.

    People on a deck are all dressed up in Edwardian clothes, they eat jellied eels, drink gin and even have Pearly Kings - several shots of them eating eels. Several nice shots of the boat on River Thames passing Greenwich.

    After so much gin, one is ready for a party - not with Edwardian music though, not so great for dancing. Succession of shots of people dancing, having a good time.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    467.01
    Media URN:
    4518
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1968
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:32:00 / 01:03:58:00
    Canister:
    CP 724

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