Title ID 1619Collection ID498
Title[News Items: Dennis Vehicles]
Date[1966?]; 1967; 1968
Collection[SHC / Govier / Smith] Dennis Company
Genre/TypeProfessionalFilm/Video companyNon-fictionNewsreel/News
ThemeWorking Life
KeywordsCompanies Ethnic Groups Exhibitions Fire Services Industry Motor Vehicles Racing
LocalEarl's Court Lambeth Guildford Silverstone
RegionalGreater London Surrey Northamptonshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionAssociated British Pathé (~Pathé News~) Not known (~[Jamaican VIPs Tour Dennis Factory]~) Movietone (~Workers on Wheels~) and (~Fast to the Fire~)
ParticipantsMayor Bell; Albert Fogg; Mayor O'Keefe; Noel Penny; Sir Donald Stokes
FormatBlack & White Sound
Duration7 min. 15 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Four newsreel extracts filmed by Pathe and Movietone, from the late 1960s, showing new products from Dennis Bros. Ltd. The films include footage of the 24th International Commercial Motor Show at Earl's Court.


Pathé News (22 September 1968) [Pathé] A new ambulance from Dennis Bros. Ltd is on display at the 24th International Commercial Motor Show at Earl's Court. Elsewhere Ford exhibit a gas turbine and British Leyland chief Sir Donald Stokes presents his company's gas turbine lorry.

[Jamaican VIPs Tour Dennis Factory] (1966?) Guildford Mayor Mr O'Keefe accompanies a delegation of VIPs from Jamaica, including Kingston Mayor Mr Bell, on a tour of the Dennis factory in Guildford. The visitors see the production lines, talk to expatriates who now work at the factory, and take a ride in a new fire engine.

Workers on Wheels (23 September 1968) [Movietone] The new Dennis ambulance is one of the many exhibits at the 24th Earl's Court International Commercial Motor Show. The camera rides aboard British Leyland's gas turbine lorry when it is taken for a test drive.

Fast to the Fire (7 October 1967) [Movietone] The film opens with images of a review of the London Fire Brigade at Lambeth. Vintage fire engines and firefighting equipment are on display, and the spectators watch a hose display on one of the fire towers. The film concludes with images of the new F.44 Dennis Fire Engine being test driven at Silverstone. The F.46 is pitted against the older F.36 model in a range of speed and manoeuvrability tests on the racetrack before being inspected by fire chiefs from around the world.