• Short Summary

    Section of motorway opened near Doncaster by Ernest Marples, Transport Minister.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Doncaster. Open New Motorway".

    Doncaster, Yorkshire. Section of Motorway (either A1(M) of M18) opened.

    Air view part of the new motorway. GV Ditto nearer shot. Ditto Air view over Doncaster. Air view Ditto showing roads jammed with traffic. GV the traffic in the streets at a stand still. GV policeman on point duty directing the traffic. Air view the motorway.

    GV people walking along the motorway with spectators watching form one of the flyovers. Shot the spectators on the flyovers. SV Transport Minister Mr Ernest Marples armed with a pair of scissors about to cut the ribbon to open motorway officially - he cuts ribbon.

    SV people watching GV elevated cars moving at speed on the motorway. GV empty Doncaster street.

    Air view the Don Bridge. GV pan the bridge to river where Mr Marples is looking at the bridge. Pan shot looking up underneath the bridge showing that it is built in two sections one for the direction of the traffic camera pans down the river.

    SV pan Mr Marples walking down steep bank with officials there is a mass of scaffolding in the background camera pans to the scaffold this is the "Went" Bridge which is still under construction the amount of scaffolding measures 120 miles this bridge is further north of the A1. CU Mr Marples with official. GV pan the scaffolding. Air view the motorway.

    (Pathe Neg)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:31:00 / 01:45:12:00

Comments (1)

  1. DiscoDad says

    It's the A1(M) Doncaster By-Pass.

    At 1:05 is shows you the bridge at Sprotborough over the river Don then it shows you Junction 36 at Warmsworth.

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