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  • Short Summary

    Lieutenant Colonel Brabazon opens new Tube extension to Morden.

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    Edgware to Morden ( Greater London ).

    First few shots look like out takes / cuts from edited story. C/U of Lt. Colonel Brabazon (aka Lord Brabazon of Tara ) standing in door of train carriage. Point of view shot from front of train travelling through tunnel. Train comes out of tunnel and through station.

    Full title reads at 01:51:01: "World's largest tube. London's new traffic artery opened by Lieutenant Colonel Moore Brabazon".

    C/U of Brabazon pulling lever in box, he appears to be in an Underground tunnel. High angled shot of Underground train pulling into over ground station. M/S of Brabazon looking out of carriage window of stationary train. M/S of crowd on station platform.

    More cuts follow at 01:51:44. Iris out from black, M/S of two women and some children playing in front of church in rural setting - looks like cuts from another, unidentifiable Gazette story. More shots of Brabazon pulling lever.

    Note: a Pathe website user informs us that the station featured in this film is Morden underground station and that the station platform is the Morden depot.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:19:00 / 01:52:06:00
    G 1329

Comments (2)

  1. BrianY says

    I do not think this is correctly labelled.This is the opening of the southern extension of the Northern line to Morden.This is confirmed by the year and the film which shows the train emerging from the tunnel directly into the station.The extension to Edgware at the other end of the line was opened 1923/4 and is in the open (apart from a tunnel between Hendon Central and Colindale) from Golders Green to Edgware.Fascinating to a Tube anorak like me nonetheless!

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  2. BritishPathe says

    Dear Brian,
    Thank you for your comment, we have amended the description.

    Anoraks welcome! Thank you for helping us keep our records up to date.

    British Pathé

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