• Short Summary

    The Transport Minister inspects progress on the building of the M1 Motorway.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "St. Albans By-Pass. Motorway Progress".

    London to Birmingham Motorway, M1.

    GV Showing constructions being worked out on the road. SV A construction vehicle turning round. GV A line of Land Rovers in which are members of the press. SV One of the Land Rovers with press seated and Mr Harold Watkinson (Minister of Transport) standing. CU Harold Watkinson. GV Construction being worked on which will eventually be a "fly-over". SV Mr Harold Watkinson and members of the press walking towards camera. GV Bulldozer at work. CU Driver of the bulldozer. SV Pan, the "fly-over" being constructed. SV Bulldozer shifting earth.

    CU Model of one of the "fly-overs" which will eventually form part of the motorway. CU Model of another "fly-over".

    GV Concrete layer in action. CU Part of the concrete layer with concrete being laid. CU Man holding steering wheel. SV Concrete layer in action. GV The concrete layer. CU Revolving blades of the concrete layer. CU Man releasing door of a concrete mixer and letting the concrete run into a truck. CU The concrete running out, pan down to it in truck. SV The one-line railway of which the truck is part, with the engine pulling two trucks, going away from camera.

    CU Mr Harold Watkinson with press. GV Roadway, pan to the main construction of the motorway.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1551.11
    Media URN:
    49769
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1958
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    10:23:54:00 / 10:25:13:00
    Canister:
    58/72

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