• Short Summary

    Police in Nottingham test new device to keep them informed when a burglary happens.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "New Police Alarm To Fight Theft Wave".

    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

    A New scientific burglar alarm is demonstrated by Nottingham city police.

    MS exterior of police Headquarters, Nottingham.

    CU Chief Constable Athelstan Popkess, seated at his desk receiving and reading papers.

    VS of electronic machinery in Police HQ.

    CU of various locks and windows in building guarded by alarm system.

    MS man switches on burglar alarm with key.

    CU the teleprinter at the police headquarters recording the fact that the owner of the shop has just locked up and left.

    CU the door opens and the alarm is sent to the teleprinter.

    MS police officer notes alarm has been set off and message is passed to radio room.

    CU the city police insignia on a police car.

    CU 2 policemen seated in car receive message.

    MS car speeds to scene of burglary.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:25:00 / 01:02:18:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "MS exterior of police Headquarters, Nottingham." - that's Central Police Station, on North Church Street.

    At 01:35, the (enormous!) police car proceeds along Shakespeare Street.

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  2. Unknown user says

    The City Police were having a sly dig at their County colleagues in this film. The responding officers attended attend an alarm on High Pavement - just across the road from the main entrance to the what was then Nottinghamshire Constabulary's HQ.

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