Detail

Title ID 546Collection ID23
Title[Building under construction]
Date[ca. 1930s]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBuilding Construction Buildings Workers Men
Location
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionNot known
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration5 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Scenes of a construction site, in which corrugated iron panels and bricks are used to build a new structure, filmed in the 1930s.

Description

A building is rebuilt after a fire [?]. A mass of rubble is seen inside the walls of a destroyed building. Men work on site amongst stacks of bricks, fixing corrugated iron panels and digging. Sheds are build, with pitched roofs and small windows. A steam-powered mechanism breaks up blocks into rubble. men build structures out of bricks and mix cement. A sign reads "Builders Thomas Edge." A man with a surveying device talks with another man, smoking a pipe. "Notice: all letters and enquiries to The Datcha opposite," reads another sign. Workers are seen sawing. The structure of the roof and brick-built structures are seen in panning footage.