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An Hour From London

Series

Series Name
This Is Britain

Issue

Issue No.
46
Date Released
1950
Completion
Dec 1950
Length of issue (in feet)
904
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1An Hour From London

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
COI synopsis: The variety of scenery, historical associations and interest any traveller may find in an hour’s travel from the centre of London by road, rail and river. Various typical sorties from the capital are shown: a journey by car to the lovely old-world town of Lavenham in East Anglia; by Pullman train (the famous ‘Brighton Belle’) fifty miles to the sea and Brighton; by river steamer downstream from beyond Oxford, by Windsor Town and Castle, Eton College, Hampton Court Palace to London; and seawards, beyond Tower Bridge to historic Greenwich.
Keywords
Scenery and travel
Written sources
The National Archives INF 6   /1963
COI Catalogue Cards [BFI National Archive]
Films From Britain Catalogue   1954, p.33 - used for synopsis
COI Reference
MI 533/46
Credits:
Sponsor
Board Of Trade
Sponsor
Crown Film Unit
Production Co.
Crown Film Unit
Commentator
James Robertson Justice

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Film Archive

Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
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Web
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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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Notes
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
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