Film: 8364

Places + Locations | 1950 | Sound | B/W


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Roman remains in Britain.

Two men ride on a scooter down a street in Rome, Italy. Shots of the Trevi fountain. A car travels down a road towards the Coliseum. Aqueduct. A horse in a field pulls a cart laden with hay. Titles.

Tower Bridge, London. Shots of Southwark Cathedral. Water, camera pans up to show the River Thames with boats. Bridge across the Thames, with people, buses and traffic crossing. Shots of the Tower of London. Sign for the Old Kent Road (part of Watling Street). Partly visible sign for Maida Vale W9 at a junction with a bus and taxi visible. Ermine Street. Stane Street. Sign for Old Ford Road with a tree branch in front of it. A few cars travel along the road.

Camera pans up from road to show viaduct at Colchester. People cycle along a straight Roman road. Sign for "The Balkerne Gate, Erected during the first century of Roman occupation". Ruins of the gate. Colchester Castle. Building on corner in Colchester, arrow to St Botolphs Station. Sign on building for Castle Inn and Daniell (sic) and Son. Number 7 bus and other traffic travels down a busy street. Other shots of shopping streets. Tudor buildings in narrow passageway. Bicycle leaning against No Cycling sign. Traffic along a road with Tudor buildings. Soldiers march in a parade ground. River with a lot of small boats. Baskets of oysters on the estuary. Two men carry a basket to the mud flats. Whitstable, Kent. Men in flat caps and aprons sort and clean oysters in a shed. Close-up of oysters. A man takes them from the basket and puts them in a bucket.

Canterbury Cathedral visible in the distance. Canterbury walls. People walk along a shopping street. King's School Shop. Tudor buildings. Canterbury Castle. St Martin's Church ("the oldest Christian church in Britain"). Interior of the church. A Saxon font. Various shots of Canterbury Cathedral, exterior and interior. Ruins of Benedictine monastery. Cloisters. West Gate, cars. Watling Street, Kent countryside.

London - Marble Arch. Edgware Road, past Capitol Restaurant, The Metropolitan. North London suburbs.
(9.45) Hertfordshire. St Albans (Verulaneum) pan showing the abbey in the distance and Roman remains in the foreground. Remains of Roman walls. Archaeologists working in the ruins. A woman examines the soil. A man digs with a pick in a trench. A young man sketches. Roman amphitheatre. St Albans Roman Museum. Inside are display cabinets filled with artefacts. Bowls. Colander. Lamp chimney. Bottle. Statue of Venus. Statue of Hercules. Skeleton in a tomb.

(12.30) Watling Street sign in Sussex. Sign For Bignor I Roman Villa. Roman floor tiles and heating system. Mosaics - Venus and the Gladiators. Ganymede mosaic. Winter. Medusa. Street scenes in Chichester. Cross of Normandy stone. Saxon forts. Signs for Pevensey and Bexhill. Pevensey Castle. Countryside. Waves lapping on the shore. Boat on the beach. Road in Roman. Roads in Britain. Sign for the Old Kent Road.


Two men ride on a Roman Britain, relics of Roman occupation and nice street scenes of Fifties Britain including Colchester and including the Old Kent Road, London.

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