• Short Summary

    A look at new section of the M6 motorway, and new Dartford Tunnel.

  • Description

    Item title reads - New road, new tunnel.

    Opening of new 33 mile stretch of M6 motorway in Cheshire and Staffordshire. L/S part of M6 with no cars on it. C/U sign 'M6', pan along white lines on road. M/S man driving machine which paints white lines along the motorway. C/U sign 'Birmingham 56'. Travelling shot driving down the motorway and passing sign 'Services 13m'. M/S service station, M/S people going in. MS sign for food etc. M/S as waitress brings a plate of food over to a woman. M/S man looking out over new section of road.

    M/S entrance to new Dartford Tunnel. Various shots of the toll gates and officers who will operate them. Pan from Dartford across the river Thames. M/S as man in car pays officer 2/6d at toll gate. C/U officer pressing button to let car through. C/U as lights change from red to green, pan to sign which lights up "Toll Paid 2/6d". M/S car going down ramp into tunnel. Various shots as the car travels through the tunnel. M/S's traffic control officer at control panel. C/U closed circuit television picture. Tracking shot through tunnel and out of the other side.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1780.01
    Media URN:
    54940
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:15:00 / 01:01:56:00
    Canister:
    63/93

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