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  • Short Summary

    Traffic control centre for some kind of river traffic.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.


    C/U of three men, two of whom are wearing headphones. They are possibly working in some kind of control centre for river traffic. One of the three talks into a microphone or some kind of recording device. C/U of a map. It seems to be the map of a river. In bottom left hand corner text reads: Northforeland Radio - Advance Warning MSCS (?).

    Camera pans across the map. One of the parts focussed on has the name "Broadness Point". The map seems to have been painted on to a blackboard and the men who work in the centre write things on a glass surface placed over the map with coloured crayons. There is also information on the board as to the time of sunset and sunrise.

    Exterior scenes of ferries moving across a stretch of water. The Woolwich Ferry (?). One of the ferries is called Ernest Bevin and another is John Burns. High angle shots of tug boats moving through water. High angle shots of vehicles on board the Ernest Bevin Ferry. They are on the top deck of the boat in the open air. Various shots of the ferry on the move. Camera zooms in to shot of the cars and lorries on the top deck of the ferry.

    Various shots of shipping. Ships and tugs seen include: Pentworth (coastal tanker), Wightstone, Swifstone, Ionia, Touchstone, Challenge and Valiant. Most of this footage probably takes place on the River Thames.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:10:00 / 01:52:53:00
    UN 4606 B

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  1. merlinmoonpig says

    Some extra information of Northforeland Radio is available here

    With more here for the remotely controlled station at fairseat

    Broadness Point shown on the map is on the edge of Swanscombe Marshes and is home to a Met Office Weather Station and a Radar Station.

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