• Short Summary

    Smithfield's new poultry market nears completion after the original burnt down in 1958.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New market ready soon.

    Smithfield, London.

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1748.01
    Media URN:
    54155
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:16:00 / 01:01:36:00
    Canister:
    63/7

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