Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Journey by a London Bus (1950)

I love social history. Buildings and events are ok, but it compares not a jolt to how people lived and worked. And how the environment that they lived in affected their lives. So my first offering reflects a very interesting and important change in our countries history since the second world war. That first wave of mass immigration of the 50's.

The film was made by the colonial film unit, and highlights how easy it is to use the bus service in London. And at the time, bus travel would have been the best way of getting around town. So it makes sense to advertise this fact to anyone intending to move to the uk. I would imagine there was a lot of films like this, as it would have been important to get people prepared for their arrival.

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