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  • Short Summary

    Street scenes in London around Piccadilly - during tube strike or closure?

  • Description

    London Buskers (title is erroneous - footage is street scenes in London during tube closure - ?).

    Crowds walking along pavement and street outside Criterion Grill Room in Piccadilly. Lots of men in uniform. The entrance to the tube / underground seems to be closed - policemen stand by the grill gate. Good street scenes.

    People crossing road while double-decker bus or tram with 'Schweppes' advertising on side goes by. People push around back of tram when it stops and wait for people to get off before boarding. Policeman stands near platform (herding people on or off?).

    High angle L/S panning across The Criterion Grill Room and Restaurant and on to the Criterion Theatre (towards Piccadilly Circus). Lots of people walking along street; traffic going by. This is good footage.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    hd format:
    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:32:00 / 01:03:06:00
    ON 102 I

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  1. rwhb12 says

    This contains a very rare film of a National steam bus made in Colchester. Fired by paraffin cheaper to operate and faster than petrol buses until 1919 when they were removed from London.

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