• Short Summary

    Scotland Yard packs up and moves to a new building on Broadway. London.

  • Description

    No title - Scotland Yard moves to new building.

    Various shots of the old building. C/U sign 'Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Office'. Interior L/S Commissioner's office. C/U portrait of Lord Trenchard who used to hold the office. C/U current Commissioner Sir Joseph Simpson looking out of window. L/S view out of window. M/S's as police motorcyclists drive up road to old building. Interior shots of telephone room with long row of switchboard operators taking calls. M/S policemen taking calls and putting details on conveyor belt to be radioed to police cars. L/S room of maps detailing crimes. Pan across the criminal records and fingerprints room. C/U's man looking at fingerprints through a magnifier. M/S looking at palm prints. L/S old records room with men at work filing or bringing out the records. M/S piles of records more are wheeled along in a trolley. Various shots men packing files into tea chest. C/U chest full of files. M/S chairs stacked one on the other. Various shots as cabinet is loaded into lorry at night. Various shots of the removal lorry driving from Yard. Various shots empty room and shelves. Various shots as Joseph Simpson leaves building and gets into his car. L/S as it drives off. L/S as the gates are closed. C/U crest over gates.

    L/S New Scotland Yard at Broadway, pan up the building. Interior shots of telephone room. L/S information room. C/U's of officer pressing various buttons then putting message onto conveyor. M/S messages coming along conveyor. C/U teleprinter operator picking up message. C/U's as he reads it and starts to type it out. M/S officer sitting at desk with conveyor behind him. Various shots as box on conveyor comes towards camera and tips file into box behind officer. M/S as he picks the file up to study it. Various shots of the new map room. L/S of London from the top of the building. High angle shot looking down at cars parked. L/S the new building.

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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:
    01:56:24:00 / 02:00:27:00

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