• Short Summary

    An item about research into the prevention of traffic jams.

  • Description

    Central London.

    Traffic scenes around Trafalgar Square (?).

    Crowthorne, Berkshire.

    Various L/Ss of lots of cars driving around what appears to be an air field. The field is dotted with observer towers - the purpose of the exercise is to determine ways of preventing traffic jams. M/S of two men looking at a clipboard. M/S of a man signalling to traffic with a red flag. M/S of two men filming the traffic with movie cameras. C/U of a man directing the traffic with his arms. L/S of a helicopter flying over. C/U of a man looking at a stopwatch. M/S of a van where the results are recorded. Inside the van a man takes data from a large computer.

    More London traffic scenes filmed around Regent's Street.

    Lots of good shots of a variety of cars and vans of the era.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:26:00 / 01:14:23:00
    CP 441

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Traffic scenes around Trafalgar Square (?)" - yes, the spire seen in the bacground at 00:03 is that of St Martin-in-the-fields, at the North-East corner of Trafalgar Square.

    The vehicle seen in close-up at 00:48 is an Austin A40 Somerset.

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