|Title ID||4997||Collection ID||671|
|Title||Broadstairs to London - Day Out|
|Date||4th August 1992|
|Theme||Urban Life Transport Leisure|
|Keywords||Aircraft Boats Buildings Cultural Heritage Leisure Time Activities Local Government Outings Piers Railways Railway Stations Religious Buildings Transport Urban Areas|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
A travelogue style daytrip from Broadstairs to central London via train. The film-maker visits several London landmarks and attractions that includes The Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI),South Bank; The British Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Works and the Palace of Westminster / House of Commons with Big Ben (Victoria Tower) overlooking the River Thames.
Poster “Day Trip to London”.
Departure from Broadstairs Station. Inside train. Arrival at Waterloo station. Visit to the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI) on the South Bank. Charlie Chaplin display. Control room. Metropolis robot. Fritz Lang poster. Shots from an underground station escalator showing “News” panels on the walls. Exiting the tube on a street corner. views along Oxford Street towards Piccadilly Circus. Red London bus with “See Britain make waves” and interior views of a diner style restaurant.
Visit to Madame Tussauds Wax Works with shots showing displays: Elvis, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, “Welcome to the Cavern Club”, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnnie Rotten, Bob Marley, Sting, Mark Knopfler and Michael Jackson.
Visit to the British Museum. Exterior shot of front of building. Displays showing Egypt gallery with Mummies, Caskets and toomb artefacts. Union flag on top of the museum.
Visit to a paddle steamer named “Tattershall Castle” moored just East of Embankment Pier. Refreshments. views of County Hall from Embankment Pier showing the River Thames, Big Ben (Victoria Tower), Westminister Bridge. Charing Cross footbridge.
Plane in flight. In vision date and time stamp: 4/08/1992 17:46 show further River Thames views. Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Horseguards Parade, County Hall and the Palace of Westminster in Evening light. Views from the embankment from outside County Hall. Concorde in flight overhead.
Waterloo Station Entrance. Passengers aboard a train with views from riding train via window. In vision time stamp: 20:47 as train arrives at “Canterbury West” station. Canterbury Cathedral lit up at dusk, viewed from train. Broadstairs station. Platform digital clock used as a timestamp reads 21:29. Woman walking to a car outside the station.