Film: 1465

Places + Locations | 1930 | Silent | B/W


Birmingham, West Midlands, England.1930's
1. Birmingham's water supply. Impressive dam on a reservoir at Elan Valley in Wales. (up to 1min 20sec)
2. 'Birmingham of Yesterday'
Bull-ring market. Market hall. Shopping streets. Police force march along pavement by side of wall to past camera. The police officers in the front are dressed all in white. A white dressed policeman directs traffic. School boys. Physical jerks. Civic and historic buildings. Football. Playground. School boys in snow sledges. Skiing. Hand bell ringers.
[ Fire men down the poles. Fire station. Detailed practise, ladders, engines down main street. (This section missing 08/07 is probably now number 1012)]
Power station, detailed interior, turbines. Young boys in industry, huge factory, old men and women working. Polishing lens, button making. Pressing sheet metal, primitive foundry, inspecting sheet metal. Milk production, washing, filling bottles. Women at work making studs.

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