• Short Summary

    A look at the city, trades and crafts of Sheffield.

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    Titles read: "FAMOUS CITIES OF BRITAIN - Sheffield. The City of Steel - Described by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Ernest Wilson, J.P.".

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

    Various shots of the city of Sheffield, including a tram or trolley bus moving through the countryside around the city, pan across the rooftops of Sheffield, the busy High Street and Fargate, the Town Hall, freight being pulled on the railways.

    Several shots at a steel foundry show molten steel being moulded into ingots, to be used for tramway points and crossings. Large sheets of stainless steel are moved about in a factory. Men work on an electrical furnace for making steel that will be sent to Russia. Women in overalls work on a machine that makes the magnets for 'moving coil loud speakers'.

    We see numerous men and women working on Sheffield Plate silver items. A man forges cutlery in a factory; a case is opened to show a whole set of Sheffield cutlery. Scissors are forged and polished. A huge circular saw is hammered flat. L/Ss of an aeroplane flying through the air, and a motor car zooming along Daytona Beach (?), United States of America - could be one of the Bluebirds? Alderman Wilson says "from this city go forth those wonderful steels which have enabled the world's speed records in air, on water and land, to be won by Britain."

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:06:13:00 / 01:09:29:00
    PT 158

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