• Short Summary

    Colour footage of a police car driving down roads in London.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material.

    Police car in London.

    CU inside Triumph 2.5PI Mark II police car showing policeman driving and part of road he is driving down. MS of police car as it travels along, taken from vehicle in front.

    MS police car parked on road, it drives up road towards camera with lights flashing and speeds past.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3379.01
    Media URN:
    92355
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1972 - 1979
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:03:40:00
    Canister:
    UN 4671 D

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The police car featured in this clip is a Triumph 2.5PI Mark II.

  2. jamied says

    The sight of an "L"-registered Lancia Fulvia at 02:07 dates this footage as being from at least August 1972.

  3. Timescapes says

    EHV 758J this registration was first registered during the period August 1970 to July 1971.

    Looking at the flyover complex my guess guess is that filming is taking place in the vicinity of the Westway, a 3.5-mile (5.6 km) long elevated dual carriageway section of the A40 route in west London running from Paddington to North Kensington. The road was constructed between 1964 and 1970 to relieve congestion at Shepherd's Bush caused by traffic from Western Avenue struggling to enter central London on roads of insufficient capacity. Westway opened in July 1970.

  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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