Film: 8231

Social History | 1950 | Sound | B/W

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Synopsis:

An overview of Britain in the early 1950's

Beachy Head, radar station; Stonehenge; Long Man of Wilkington chalk design on hill ( it looks like Cerne Abbas without genitals !! ); windmill; miners; dockers and docks working around Bankside ( street sign - no power station ); public houses or pub; organ grinder, clocks with Tower Bridge in background. Ships into London, Greenwich Observatory; smoke chimneys; foundries; brass band. Horse races and steam trains across Forth Bridge. Industrial landscapes; schools, commuters over London Bridge; pageantry; rowing on the Thames; football; trade union marches; miners; students; courts; shipping; tugs pulling liners; shipbuilding; more docks at Tower; train over bridge; radar; De Havilland Comet; aircraft building; foundry; aircraft engine testing; more Comet aircraft; agricultural show; transmission stations.


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