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  • Short Summary

    Out takes from a Thames Television children's programme "Magpie" about rubbish collection.

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    Chelsea, London.

    MS rear of rubbish collection lorry with dustman (refuse collector, bin man) and girl in trendy outfit) standing on rear running board. LS as lorry moves down street, she turns to wave to camera. It is followed by bin men carrying bins to empty into it. MS blue refuse collection lorry towards camera, driving through street, past rear entrance of department store Peter Jones (sign on wall reads John Lewis Partnership). VS bin lorries and lorries with empty skips (RBK&C - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) leaving and entering council depot. MS bin lorry emptying load of rubbish (mainly paper into hole in ground already almost full of rubbish. CU rubbish. CU girl reporter wearing hat and expression of distaste. CU rubbish. MS rubbish lorry backing in council yard and tipping load into hole. VS barges full of rubbish being towed along in the River Thames and moored. Zoom into rubbish in barges and pull back to give GV or moored barges. Panning MS along row of birds, seagulls and pigeons, perched on rim of barge hold and then flying off. VS mechanical grab taking up rubbish from barge. MS two men on deck of barge talking and smoking. VS barges full of rubbish and lots of birds. MS man pulling a tarpaulin over the top of a barge's hold. MS barge pulling out into midstream of river. VS man on barge, including CU of his trouser legs standing on top of the rubbish. VS large mechanical grab in the RBK&C's World's End Deport, transferring rubbish into a large skip. MS tug boat coming alongside barges and pulling one of them out into the river.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:17:27:00
    UN 4551 I

Comments (2)

  1. pete gage says

    Great to see this footage. From 0-21 secs, the refuse cart is followed down Milner Street in Chelsea, towards the Shuckburgh Pub (as it was known then) that you can see on the corner in the distance. (The "Australian" Pub would have been on the right). From 27-59 secs the cart follows the camera into Denyer Street and you can see, left of screen, coming into view, NOT the back of Peter Jones, but the John Lewis "Clearings" building, and right of screen you can see the back of the post-war council block called Wiltshire Close, in which I was brought up til the age of 21. At 1.00 into the film, the cart follows the camera out of Denyer Street, right into Draycott Avenue with a good view of Wiltshire close and at 1.02 you can actually see, at top of screen the very third floor corner flat (No.120) that I was brought up in. My family moved out in 1967, when I was 21. This film was shot in the 70's, wasn't it?

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