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London Street Scenes c.1920s


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No main title. St Paul's Cathedral viewed from Ludgate Circus, buses and horse-drawn vehicle pass along the street. Same view from Fleet Street. High-angle shot of open-top buses passing market stalls in the rain. Hansom cab passes the Royal Courts of Justice. Traffic at Mansion House and Bank; policemen direct traffic. Close-up of sign on road: 'LOOK LEFT'. Montage of traffic scenes at Trafalgar Square. Road workers digging; workers fixing bricks in the road; a worker with a pick axe. Reverse action of pan from one end of street to another showing a fleet of buses. Traffic at Australia House at Aldwych and The Strand. "The show room of Great Portland Street are a sure magnet for the motorist", intertitle superimposed over Great Portland Street. Extract from a fiction film (?); an old woman and young boy cross road by an Underground Station (possibly Temple). Traffic in unidentified street. Postman delivers letter to door of house. Sandwich board men walking down Oxford Street advertising a sale at Burton's menswear store. Travelling shot from top of a bus as it passes, in the early morning, into Oxford Circus and Regent Street, then Kingly Street (?) and Beak Street.

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