Film: 3782

London | 1960 | Sound | Colour


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A look at the work of the Lord mayor of London.
Lord Mayor gets in coach and parade starts, going down the Aldwych. Guildhall (prior to demolition of rows of blocks in front of it), court of Common Council, town clerk, Mansion House, men in top hats, gas lighters, street cleaners, policemen, docks at night, model of London Bridge, Tower Bridge, model of Great Fire, re-building after World War Two bombing. Modern office blocks, Golden Lane housing estate, model of planned Barbican housing estate and complex, the City owns Epping Forest, walks, boating lake, rides etc. Burnham Beeches, City of London Police in their cars, Headquarters, school for girls, school of music and arts, Isledon House, Islington, Port of London, health authority, Master inspects crew of ship for infectious diseases. Meat unloaded off ship, inspectors, Smithfield market, Billingsgate, Spitalfields market. Ceremony, making the freedom of the City. Aerial views of London.

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