• 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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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:07:04:00 / 01:08:21:00

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).

  2. jamied says

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

  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.

  4. British Pathé says


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