Rolls Royce employees and a meeting held in London concerning strike demands
Hyde Park & Houses of Parliament, London
Close-up of Philip Whitehead MP addressing strike meeting of Rolls Royce workers in Osmaston Park, Derby (which is adjacent to the Rolls Royce Sinfin Works). VS of the crowds listening at the meeting. Black cab driving through London past Trafalgar Square. VS. Philip Whitehead and group of strike leaders arrive at Westminster and face photographers. Mr. Whitehead and others go into Parliament to lobby MPs. Various shots of Rolls Royce workers at engineering works in Derby (?) Excellent close-ups of workers constructing the engines for what looks like the Lockheed Tristar. Various shots of workers leaving the Rolls Royce factory camera follows two blonde haired girls. Various workers leaving after workday seemingly in good spirits. Sign - 'Rolls Royce Limited' pan down to various workers leaving the building.
Amendment November 2010: This clip shows Charlie Hunt the RR Works Convenor. Whitehead. When they walk out of the Houses of Parliament three men are seen standing together; the one in the middle is Charlie.
The Engine type mainly featured in the clip is the Phantom Spey, but there is at least one Conway engine and some Civil Spey engines being built.
William 'John' Brassington told the archive: "The Production RB211 22B Engine for the Lockheed Tristar was built on this build Line at about this time or a little after but there is no evidence of one on this clip. I was an engine fitter, and used to work on the B-Site engine build line at the time the sequence was shot. I knew every one of the workers in this clip."
(Mute 16mm.B/W Neg.)