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Know Your Midlands No 10

As much of the city sleeps, Nottingham's night workers have letters to sort, trains to despatch, streets to patrol and tomorrow's newspaper to type-set.

Non-Fiction 1957 7 mins Silent

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This early ITV film shows Nottingham continue to bustle after the lights go out. Without a late-night reveller in sight, the city's night workers carry out their duties. Some of those jobs are little changed today from the fire-fighter to the police officer, but others such as the role of the night mail-train and the linotype operators on the now defunct Nottingham Despatch newspaper belong to an age as distant as that summer night in 1957.