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Barging Through London, Short Movie, 1924 IMDB

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  • Wonderful London: Barging Through London

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dsl SX

2016-01-22 01:13


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10 minute 45 seconds film from 1924, part of the "Wonderful London" series produced by Graham Wilcox Films and directed by Harry B Parkinson & Frank Miller. Released in 2012 on a BFI dvd
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with 12 of these films (apparently there were 20+ altogether)

Barging Through London records a journey by a horse-drawn barge carrying 85 tons of coal along the Regent's Canal
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from Limehouse docks to finish in Paddington Basin.

Kings Cross
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- compare /vehicle_524111-Ford-Prefect-E493A-1949.html (and probably many other sightings)

Can be seen here and here (in a neat adaptation where someone has carefully filmed the same trip today and shows then-and-now in a parallel splitscreen; however it has playback problems from midway). Both are slightly shorter versions, so their timings are not the same as mine.

No idea why my BFi version is in sepia, but I've learned to be philosophical about these things ....

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