From the depressingly dank Cave of Adullam I insult your intelligence, with not a shred of conscience!
Very grey, indeed...many shades thereof...It's a lovely sunny, warm, not hot, day here today.
Amazed there was so much traffic, however only a few horse drawn were in a hurry. Most were just ambling along. Wish all men and ladies still wore hats and dressed up to go to town. Ah, a true feeling for the past. Peace
This is really brilliant. I put it on to full screen and like you I was riveted. They all looked like extras from a costume drama didn't they. But the great thing is that they are real people. I liked the man in the first one staring fixedly at the camera and he was joined by others. That tram is interesting.Is it being hauled by a steam engine? or an electric engine? Maybe some tram expert could say...
I finally got to watch the video through (I didn't have time yesterday because I got caught up in other things I had to do).It's amazing the number of people walking about and the traffic...everyone is on a mission...carriages, and all...including the street-sweeper.Great stuff...great piece of history. I hope it's never destroyed.
There was a steam-hauled tram, as well as several horse-drawn. Early bits, with the arched truss steel bridge were indeed in Leeds, men walking across the bridge on Whitehall Road, towards Doncaster's Monk Bridge Foundries, The steel bridge was demolished about fifteen years ago. The cinematographer was standing just in the juction of Globe Road with Whitehall Road. The next scenes seem to me to be taken from the corner of Boar Lane/Wellington Street/Bishopgate Street, looking north-northwest across City Square, on the distance, Leeds Town Hall's tower visible from about the 1:50 mark in the top left. From about 2:30, it's London, but still fascinating. I live these old Pathe films, keep digging!
Lee, Gray!Lady, London was always busy.Jenny, Not sure what hauls the tram but it is fabulous to see such pictures.Lee, The motor car is used today and folks work further from home.Soub, Definitely Leeds, that's good! More to come.
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