• Short Summary

    Progress of a new tower block is halted by the stubborn owners of an old house in its way.

  • Description

    Central London.

    L/S of an office block, tilt down to an old house held up by supports. The old house is in the way of a proposed office block, "but with a lease to help them they're holding fast - is it ridiculous or romantic? A great gesture or a bit of a joke? you judge ...". Low angle shot of the side of the house, the surrounding buildings have already been knocked down. M/S of an van driving around the foot of a support post obstructing the narrow road. Low angle shot of a support post. L/S of the side of the old house, showing where the neighbouring house has been knocked down. Various shots of the support posts going through the ground floor windows of the nearby tower block. The narrator jokes that the owner of the house is not holding up progress, in fact progress is holding up the house - literally!

    L/S of the lights of Piccadilly Circus at night.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:17:00 / 01:16:03:00
    CP 428

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