Smithfield's new poultry market nears completion after the original burnt down in 1958.
Item title reads - New market ready soon.
Various shots of Smithfield meat market as men pull cartloads of meat about. Library footage showing the fire which destroyed it in 1958, L/S tower of the old market place on fire. L/S meat hanging up in the blazing market. M/S as the roof collapses. L/S firemen directing hoses onto the blaze. M/S as the tower collapses.
Elevated shot of the new poultry market with the biggest clear span dome in Europe. Interior shots as truck drives in. M/S man shovelling sand. C/U workman welding. L/S men laying floor. M/S workman opening heavy door into deep freeze compartments. M/S men working on wall of one of the compartments. C/U cork insulation being bonded in hot tar. C/U as the cork is stuck to the roof. L/S exterior of market.