The Mayor and Corporations role in governing and developing the City of London.
Top shot Guild Hall with English flag flying. Int Corporation meeting discussing Epping Forest. Summer day in Epping Forest, people walking, picnicking, canoeing and fishing, horse riding. Car driving into "Burnham Beeches" car park area. City of London Police with traditional helmets, talking to children, walking out of police station. The Flying Squad sitting in their car wearing flat hats, they drive away. Ext. City of London School for Girls, girls walking out wearing their red school uniforms. Ext. Guildhall School of Music and Drama with students in the doorway. WS of boys City of London School and the playground of the London Freeman's School at Ashtead. WS of Isleden House for the elderly in Islington, MS as elderly couple go the their front door, they join groups sitting in the communal gardens.
Back in the Corporation meeting they are discussing the Port of London, MS of Councilman speaking. Port Health Authority boat pulls alongside a cargo ship at Gravesend. MS Captain at wheel, Medical officer climbs ladder on side of ship. On deck he greets the Captain as Indian crew stand in line. He moves down the line of crew inspecting their hands and head. WS of SS, Coptic as the Authority boat moves away.
Top shot Thames with City in BG. Ship unloading meat, as it is lowered to the quayside an inspector cuts open the packaging and inspects the meat. WS lorry as it drives out of Smithfield Market. Interior shot of men pulling carts of meat. CU large fish as it it lifted onto the head of a Billingsgate Porter. Busy street activity as fish are transported in and out. Ext. Spitalfields Market unloading tomatoes. Goods train coming into London, Busy street with delivery lorries.
Top shot City. Interior Guild Hall on a State occasion, visit of Shah of Iran? Lord Mayor presents him with a scroll. Shots of ceremonial dress and V.I.P's. Back in the council chamber a session comes to an end. Ext. Guildhall. Pan from Tower of London across Thames.
End credits: Spoken by Edward Ward, Written...Stewart Farrar. Photography...Martin Rolfe and Bill Jordan. Editor...Cliff Boote. Music...Humphrey Searle. Producer...Terry Ashwood.