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  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    News report by John Stapleton concerning special deals from petrol filling stations.

    VS of garage forecourts advertising cheap petrol and trading stamps. Interviews with garage owners talking about the stamps and free gifts. They say the stamps and gifts cause the petrol prices to be inflated. Intercut with shots of promotional materials.

    Ext of Shell-Mex house in London (old building). Interview with spokesman from Shell UK. Interview with more garage owners and representative. Interview with Shell rep. More interviews. VS of garage forecourts.

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  • Data

    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Media URN:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:59:00 / 01:21:28:00
    UN 4595 E
    Sort Number:
    UN 4595 E
  • Appears in...

    John Stapleton
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    This clip is currently dated 1970-79, but there are a couple of things that help to reduce this.

    Firstly, the car seen pulling in to the garage at 00:11 is a Triumph Spitfire Mk4 with a K-registration. This dates the footage to at least August 1971.

    Secondly, the Esso "Olympics Collection" advertised at 01:29 was produced specifically for the 1972 Olympics.

    The footage, then, can safely be dated as being in the 1971-73 range.

    By the way, an advert at 05:16 shows that petrol is 32.5p per gallon. Those were the days!

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