Off cuts from documentary tracing the history of the City of London and the variety of trades performed there.
Excellent Quality Black and White shots of the City in the 50's - 1951?
Top shot of men on Stock Exchange floor. Various groups of men with bits of paper on Exchange floor, and near telephone booths. MS two men,one wearing a top hat, looking at wall charts. Four men making notes and dealing. Larger group with note pads dealing. CU two men dealing. One man whispering to another. One man sitting while others gather round and deal.
Man leaving Stock Exchange. MS legs and feet on pavement with long shadows. WS people crossing the street, end of day feeling. People walking down narrow towards camera with occasional bus passing in front. WS busy street with many people walking and silhouette of St. Paul's in background. Mass of people walking towards camera on London Bridge, different size shots and angles.
MS traffic, buses and people with St. Paul's in background. MS people walking from light to shadow in narrow walk ways in the City. MS & CU of people in front of Leadenhall Market. Four women eating sandwiches on steps going down to the River. Closer shot two women eating sandwiches. CU tugs and pleasure craft on River. Women eating her sandwiches on a low wall. Top shot people eating with pedestrians and traffic passing. Barristers walking, and people sitting in Lincoln in the Fields
WS traffic and people in Fleet Street. Pavement shot with St. Paul's and traffic, pan with man as he walks up to newspaper office to look at photographs in window. MS as men eat and drink INT. Pimms Restaurant
CU Lord Mayor's chain of office, pan up to his face. MS Mayor and men at luncheon table, they stand up and leave. WS Mayor and group at table, and leaving.