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A Century of Buses

Series

Series Name
Cinegazette

Issue

Issue No.
16
Date Released
1957
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1A Century of Buses

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 1
Summary
BTF synopsis: In July 1956, London’s Bus Week celebrated the centenary of the first appearance on the London streets of the buses of the London General Omnibus Company. A parade in Regent’s Park included some of the old horse-buses and first petrol buses, with members of today’s staff enjoying a day out in the costumes of the period. Examples of London Transport’s present fleet culminated in the Routemaster, London’s bus of the future.
Keywords
Vehicles; Celebrations and festivals; Horses; Road transport; History and archaeology
Written sources
British Film Institute Databases
British Transport Films website   Used for synopsis
Film User   Vol.11 No.132 October 1957, p440.
Credits:
Production Co.
British Transport Films
Sponsor
British Transport Films
Director
Norman Prouting

This series is held by:

Film Archive

Name
London’s Transport Museum
Email
simon.murphy@ltmuseum.co.uk
Web
http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk
Phone
020 7379 6344
Fax
020 7565 7254
Address
39 Wellington Street
Covent Garden
London WC2E 7BB
Series held
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Name
British Film Institute (BFI)
Email
For BFI National Archive enquiries:
nonfictioncurators@bfi.org.uk
For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
footage.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7580 7503
Address
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
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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