• Short Summary

    A look at the different things London workers get up to in their lunch hour.

  • Description

    Titles read: "LUNCH HOUR".


    M/S of face of Big Ben taken through trees. A horse feeds from a nosebag. A sparrow flits about on lily pads on a pond; a man stands watching (looks like Embankment Gardens). People sit at tables outside a cafe, drink tea and eat cake.

    C/U of sign advertising 'The Tower Cruise' for 2/- return. Girls in summer dresses buy tickets from a man and eat their sandwiches while travelling along the Thames on a boat. L/S of Tower Bridge. Pan across to show two girls sitting on the roof of their office, chatting and eating sausage rolls (?).

    A man sits on an overgrown bomb site and sketches St Paul's Cathedral. A girl stands outside a telephone box, eating her roll. The phone rings; she goes inside to answer it - it's a call from her boyfriend and she munches her lunch while listening. Workmen sit at the top of some scaffolding on a building and eat their lunch, looking out onto the street below.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    New pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:51:00 / 01:11:53:00
    NP 106

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