• Short Summary

    The Mayor and Corporations role in governing and developing the City of London.

  • Description

    Full pageantry of Lord Mayor getting into his coach and the procession in full traditional costume through the City of London. Top shot of the Guild Hall. MS Lord Mayor takes off his hat and sits down as do the other members at the Court of Common Council in LS. After a brief prayer the meeting starts. Various shots of the blue gowned Common Councilmen, the red gowned Aldermen and the Lord Mayor as the court starts its business.
    Top wide shot of City with St. Paul's in BG. WS Bank of England, man in top hat with umbrella. VG shots of crowds crossing bridge going to work in the city, 50.s dresses.
    Night, and gas lights being turned on, streets cleaned and hosed down, police checking doors.
    Interior Guild Hall as committee starts Corporation work. Model of original London Bridge,other bridges today and various shots of Tower Bridge. Boats moving along river. More shots of Committee meeting. Model and picture of the Great Fire, Sir Christopher Wren's plan to rebuild the City. Graphics of rebuilt London. WW2 shots of London burning. 1950,s bomb site with St Paul's in BG. Other bomb sites overgrown with weeds.
    Reconstruction activities. Map of Development Plan 1960. London Wall pan to Morris Minor as it drives past new Office blocks. High rise housing blocks, and scale model of the Barbican complex.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:05:00 / 01:34:25:00

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