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London from the back of a bus (Great 1950's Video of a bygone era)
LiveLeak ^ | 11-13-2011

Posted on 11/13/2011 5:39:56 PM PST by timeywimey

A short silent film of London taken from the back of a vehicle showing some of the best recorded ordinary-street scenes ever. What are now termed Classic Cars abound in this as yet undated film. It has the early 1950's aura to it. It wouldn't have been during the 40's and it was definitely not the 1960's, safe to say approximately early 1950's. Great colour film for the period.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: 1950s; fifties; london; nineteenfifties; video
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1 posted on 11/13/2011 5:40:00 PM PST by timeywimey
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To: timeywimey

I suppose from the period, the original movie was not in color, so the end result has a video-game feeling to it. It’s really nice, though. Thank you for sharing!


2 posted on 11/13/2011 5:43:27 PM PST by paudio (0bama is like a bad mechanic who couldn't fix your car; he just makes it worse. Get somebody else!)
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To: timeywimey

Really! There are cars in the city, for instance.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 5:46:13 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigbob

my wife will enjoy this


4 posted on 11/13/2011 5:47:21 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: timeywimey

Not a piece of litter anywhere.


5 posted on 11/13/2011 5:53:34 PM PST by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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6 posted on 11/13/2011 5:54:39 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: timeywimey
Not a turban or hijab in sight.
7 posted on 11/13/2011 6:03:54 PM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: timeywimey

No litter. No graffiti. Nicely dressed people crossing the street at the crosswalk. Not a lot of traffic. It looks like Paradise!


8 posted on 11/13/2011 6:08:15 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: timeywimey
Welcome to Free Republic.

You joined today to post this?

Anyway, I liked it.

9 posted on 11/13/2011 6:12:22 PM PST by blam
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To: timeywimey

The trick to dating this film is to identify the latest model of car you can find. That is up to the car buffs.


10 posted on 11/13/2011 6:12:25 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: Nea Wood
"No litter. No graffiti. Nicely dressed people crossing the street at the crosswalk. Not a lot of traffic. It looks like Paradise! "

Isn't it that way everywhere there is only/mostly White people and western civilization? Or...is it racist to state the obvious?

11 posted on 11/13/2011 6:15:40 PM PST by blam
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To: timeywimey

There is a late model looking green woodie at 5:20. Is that a Ford?


12 posted on 11/13/2011 6:16:20 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

guessing 1953


13 posted on 11/13/2011 6:16:29 PM PST by mcenedo (lying liberal media - our most dangerous and powerful enemy)
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To: Nea Wood

In a few short years those same streets will be filled with people walking around in their underwear with safety pins stuck through their noses.


14 posted on 11/13/2011 6:17:03 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: FoxPro

There is a late model looking green woodie at 5:20. Is that a Ford?”

Cream colored 54 Ford convert was the only one I saw that I would take the witness stand on.


15 posted on 11/13/2011 6:18:06 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: timeywimey

Interesting thank you.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 6:19:13 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: FoxPro

Looks more like a Morris Minor Clubman. No I’m not of that age I just recognise the car from my youth, the favoured model for district nurses as I recall, big lolling spaniel and tartan rug in the back came as standard.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 6:19:59 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: jessduntno
Cream colored 54 Ford convert

Well, that gets us away from the early fifties.

1955? 56?

I really want to know...

Help me!

18 posted on 11/13/2011 6:22:28 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: timeywimey

I’m going with 1954, the most modern cars I saw were a Hillman Husky, curved windshield Morris Minors and curved window Ford 100Es. there was also a Ford Consul with curved glass, but I think they got that in 52 or 53


19 posted on 11/13/2011 6:23:00 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: Nea Wood

Bicycles left unattended by the kerb, ladies in skirts and gentlemen in hats, careful driving, step on step off buses with conductors, front gardens to the houses instead of car parks, no security grilles on the ground floor windows, milk deliverymen, no CCTV cameras, all of the people look like their ancestors came from those parts.

We threw a lot away in the 1960’s, I hope it was all worth it.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 6:24:02 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: FoxPro

Cream colored 54 Ford convert

Might have been late ‘53!


21 posted on 11/13/2011 6:24:21 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: blam

Well, I have said the same thing numerous times here, and elsewhere.

They can label us however they want, because I am beyond caring what people, who cannot recongnize the plain truth, think.


22 posted on 11/13/2011 6:24:39 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

morris minor traveller was the woodie, clubman was a mini with a squared front.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:27 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: timeywimey

You always hear of London’s foggy days, especially back then. This is so bright and balmy it almost seems subtropical.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:30 PM PST by gusopol3
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To: jessduntno
Cream colored 54 Ford convert

Well, that gets us away from the early fifties.

1955? 56?

I really want to know...

Help me!

25 posted on 11/13/2011 6:25:49 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“We threw a lot away in the 1960’s, I hope it was all worth it.”

####

I believe the jury has already come in on that one.

It wasn’t.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 6:26:20 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Jeff Vader

Thank you, indeed it was a Traveller, (NB British spelling), yes, the Clubman was a Mini.


27 posted on 11/13/2011 6:27:01 PM PST by PotatoHeadMick
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To: timeywimey

I’d suggest everyone read the comments at the original site. It will give you a hint of America to come.


28 posted on 11/13/2011 6:27:12 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: timeywimey

This reminds me of a movie shot by two train buffs in the early 50s. They used a car to “pace” a Detroit streetcar from the end of the line to downtown (along Woodward Ave?) with color film. It’s very reminiscent of this movie...it too captured a bygone era.


29 posted on 11/13/2011 6:27:55 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: timeywimey
I remember the line in "84 Charing Cross Road" - "I go to English movies just to look at the streets."

Reminds me of the film "Genevieve", try to see it if you have the chance. Kenneth More is in it, great little gem.

30 posted on 11/13/2011 6:29:41 PM PST by 6323cd
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To: Jeff Vader
morris minor traveller was the woodie, clubman was a mini with a squared front.

What year do you think it is?

Is that a Cadillac at 2:24?

31 posted on 11/13/2011 6:32:35 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: Roscoe Karns
In a few short years those same streets will be filled with people walking around in their underwear with safety pins stuck through their noses.

And a couple of years after that there will be huge sections of the city occupied by mongrel ragheads who refuse to allow humans access.

Fast forward a few more years and we see the same bloody thing happening in the US. Thank you Jorge Busho for the "religion of peace."

32 posted on 11/13/2011 6:34:13 PM PST by LouAvul
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The car at 2:30 looks pretty late model.

Is that a Studebaker?


33 posted on 11/13/2011 6:38:22 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

I’m going with 54. I was raised over there and by the time I started driving those were what we were driving. so my knowledge of British cars is pretty good, sorry I don’t know about the caddie


34 posted on 11/13/2011 6:38:54 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: timeywimey

Now London is filled with foreigners who want to kill everyone.

Hard to believe a once great society would do that to itself.


35 posted on 11/13/2011 6:44:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: LouAvul
And a couple of years after that there will be huge sections of the city occupied by mongrel ragheads who refuse to allow humans access. Fast forward a few more years and we see the same bloody thing happening in the US. Thank you Jorge Busho for the "religion of peace."

Hard to believe...But absolutely true.

36 posted on 11/13/2011 6:46:56 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: timeywimey
OMG! There's going to be a major accident, they're driving on the wrong side of the road!! :)

The little girl walking with her parents is probably now in her late 60’s ... Wonder what happened in all of those peoples lives?

37 posted on 11/13/2011 6:47:05 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Jeff Vader
I'm not sure about the cream colored Ford, but earlier I saw what appeared to be a ‘52 or ‘53 Merc. There were some other early ‘50’s Jag’s but I can't be sure of the year.

The woodie was definitely a Morris Minor woodie wagon. I had a lot of fun in one just like it in my misspent youth.

Oldplayer

38 posted on 11/13/2011 6:50:11 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: PotatoHeadMick

“We threw a lot away in the 1960’s, I hope it was all worth it.”


It wasn’t.

That was a great decade for me.


39 posted on 11/13/2011 6:50:19 PM PST by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: timeywimey

Also, note how trim the people are. Interesting to compare with London today.

Oldplayer


40 posted on 11/13/2011 6:51:44 PM PST by oldplayer
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To: timeywimey

Now its called Londonistan


41 posted on 11/13/2011 6:53:17 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: timeywimey

Changed?!

Those nuts were driving on the wrong side of the road even back then!


42 posted on 11/13/2011 6:54:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: mcenedo

No drunk 15 year old girls passed out in doorways?

/sarc (slightly)


43 posted on 11/13/2011 6:55:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Mears

Unfortunately, not so much for Western Civilization.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 6:55:37 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: M1903A1

There was also a good one from San Francisco before the big quake.


45 posted on 11/13/2011 6:57:07 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: timeywimey

You could use that film to recreate a scene for a movie, its very cool.


46 posted on 11/13/2011 7:01:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Jeff Vader
I’m going with 1954, the most modern cars I saw were a Hillman Husky, curved windshield Morris Minors

Curved screen Minor 1000 was introduced in 56.

From 53 to 55 it was the split screen Mk2

Got a horizontal slat grill in 54


47 posted on 11/13/2011 7:01:31 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Oztrich Boy; jessduntno; PotatoHeadMick; Jeff Vader

Boy, I am impressed Oztrich Boy!

So we have a consensus on 1956 because of the Hillman Husky, curved windshield?

Man, that is only 5 years before I was born. I am feeling old...


48 posted on 11/13/2011 7:10:30 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Yeah, I used to have a 53 MkII (top photo) 4 dr in that colour - I think it was called British Non-Racing Green (top speed 52-55mph - not the ideal car for Australian roads)


49 posted on 11/13/2011 7:15:57 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: FoxPro

One Brit commenter on the site did that and said it’s 1955 at the earliest.


50 posted on 11/13/2011 7:18:48 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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