• Short Summary

    A large lorry is hauling a ship's rudder along the roads of England.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Darlington to Southampton. The World's largest lorry - carrying 'Berengaria's' giant 53-ton rudder, now repaired - makes strange spectacle on the Great North Road.

    Pan along large articulated lorry, a Scammell 100-ton Tractor (Marston Road Services) which is carrying a large metal ship's rudder. It is parked in the street and people are looking at the cargo.

    High angle shot of lorry towing rudder.

    Back view of lorry. A man is standing on a running board at the back. A sign on the lorry reads: "You are behind the World's Largest Lorry - Please Drive Carefully."

    The lorry turns a corner, the man on the back appears to be steering the rear wheels. The vehicle carries on its journey, a few children are walking alongside as the lorry is moving fairly slowly.

    (It is not clear where on its long journey the footage was shot).

    * Beta copy may not contain whole film - check.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    669.05
    Media URN:
    4906
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1932
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:04:00 / 01:08:21:00
    Canister:
    32/28

Comments (4)

  1. jamied says

    The large lorry referred to, (Reg. No. KD 9168), is a Scammell 100-ton Tractor, in the livery of Marston Road Services. (The vehicle is now housed at the British Commercial Vehicle Museum).

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  2. jamied says

    More footage of this very same vehicle can be seen in clip 814.37.

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  3. jamied says

    Yet more footage of the vehicle is in clips 824.02 and 871.18.

    It is now housed at the British Vehicle Museum.

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  4. British Pathé says

    Thanks!

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