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  • Short Summary

    House built in three tops in London.

  • Description

    London. 1960?

    CU. Pneumatic drill working, pan to show another drill, both at work on masonry. MS. Smoking factory chimney. CU. Pneumatic drill working, pan to show another drill at work. CU. Pneumatic drill working. Several shots, from ground, as wheels of cars move past camera, heavy traffic. Various shots of the street buskers "The Happy Wanderers" playing.

    (Mute Orig. Neg.)

    Date found in the old record - 12/10/1960.

    Cataloguer's note: No tree house - looks more like a noise complaint footage.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2796.09
    Media URN:
    82081
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:14:00 / 01:20:21:00
    Canister:
    UN 3429 D

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    I'm not sure why the title of this clip would be "House in the Tree Tops", as it has nothing to do with houses or tree tops!

    The appearance of several Austin A55 Cambridge Mark II cars during the clip means the footage could be from as early as 1959. Many cars are seen in the clip, and not a single one of them has a post-1964 registration plate. So I think a date range of 1959-64 is nearer the mark than the current range.

    "Various shots of the street buskers The Happy Wanderers playing." - they're playing on Shaftesbury Avenue, opposite the old "S Weiss" lingerie store.

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