• Short Summary

    The first of a new fleet of buses with controls simple that one-legged man can drive them.

  • Description

    Leeds, West Yorkshire.

    Leeds corporation receives the first of a new fleet of buses whose controls are so simple that a one-legged man can drive them.

    GV. Bus depot with double decker busses lined up. CU. Lord Brabazon and other dignitaries watching bus arriving. LS. Bus arriving. BW. Lord Brabazon. BCU. AEC badge on the front of bus. CU. Lord Brabazon looking into driver's cabins. CU. Engine compartment. LS. Disabled bus driver with crutch climbs into bus cabin. CU. Gear change MS. Lord Brabazon looking into driver's cabin. CU. Brake and accelerator. LS. Tram. CU. Lord Brabazon on platform of bus welcoming passengers, & CU. Pan, Lord Brabazon enters bus. CU. Gear change. MS. Through windscreen as driver starts to pull away. CU. Driver's foot on accelerator pedal. LS. Bus full of passengers driving out of depot SV. Inside of crowded bus.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene "D")

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    561.09
    Media URN:
    31632
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:53:00 / 01:11:03:00
    Canister:
    56/3

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "new fleet of buses" - they're all AEC Regent V vehicles.

    "Disabled bus driver" - he's not a bus driver, he's a Council member called Alderman John Rafferty, Chairman of the Leeds Transport Commission, (as per the commentary).

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