• Short Summary

    Postmaster General Mr Short launches postal fortnight and visits sorting office in Norwich.

  • Description

    No title - Postal fortnight. Norwich, Norfolk.

    Travelling shot from sorting train on its way to Ipswich. Interior of the sorting coach, showing mail bags etc. M/S sorters standing beside letter racks, watching them is the Postmaster General Edward Short. Various shots as he watches them work. M/S and C/U of the pigeon holes with place names. A man places one in rack for Dereham. C/U nameplate 'Ipswich' on the railway station. M/S's mail being offloaded at Ipswich.

    Interior of the sorting office at Norwich showing mailbags coming into the office on a moving belt system. M/S of mail bag as it drops from moving train to men below. M/S and C/U Edward Short being shown the segregating machine. M/S of the segregator feeder. C/U of the drum of segregators. C/U pan automatic letter sorting machine showing letters passing rapidly along slots. C/U letter sorting machine showing letters being stacked. M/S man attaching sacks to conveyor belt. M/S as they are put in mail van outside. M/S van driving off.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:40:00 / 01:51:09:00

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