• Short Summary

    A man cleans tube vents with a brush at London's Piccadilly Circus underground station.

  • Description

    Piccadilly, London.

    Brief shot of Piccadilly Circus at night. Good M/S of a policeman walking around the ticket hall of Piccadilly Circus tube station. One of the concrete slabs on the ground is moved and a man, Mr Bloomfield, covered in dust and wearing a face respirator appears from under it.

    Commentator explains the man is one of a team of six men who work in non-traffic hours to clean out the ventilation plants in the London Underground system. We see him crawling through vent systems, cleaning the greasy dust out with a brush and hear that there are large amounts of human hair in some parts of the vents - yuck!

    The man climbs through a vent cover and joins his teammates for a cup of tea on the station concourse.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1277.06
    Media URN:
    34433
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:00:00 / 01:09:14:00
    Canister:
    NP 292

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