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Central London Traffic

Traffic chaos and parking pandemonium in London is nothing new - as we see from this colourful 1950s research film shot around the capital.

Government sponsored film 1956 12 mins


A cornucopia of familiar and not-so-familiar vehicles greet the eye in this colourful 50s research film looking at central London traffic congestion. A horse-drawn brewery dray frustrates motorists crawling over Tower Bridge, while an inconsiderate Rentokil van-driver snarls up Oxford Street. Over in Soho, the elegant saloon cars of movie moguls create parking pandemonium in the Square.