Pitt the Youngest - Man of Action
Standard 8mm film Colour Silent c.1975 13:01
Summary: Pedestrian safety and road congestion at the junction of Brigstock, London and Thornton Roads, Thornton Heath, Croydon.
Title number: 1175
Description: The amateur film is collecting evidence of pedestrian safety and difficulties with traffic congestion and roadworks at the roundabout/junction of Brigstock Road, London Road and Thornton Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon. The first part of the film follows a 'family' of mother, son and baby in pram negotiating road works at the junction of Brigstock Road (road sign captured) and London Road, with the National Westminster Bank in background. The 'family' cross the junction a number of times with different members of the public. Another set of sequences shows a parade of shops adjacent to the Pond ( see 'The Pond Post Office '), where Thornton Road meets London Road. People are being interviewed (interviewers are seen with clipboards and microphone) outside Peter Dominic and Boots. Other shops seen are: JayDee Newsagent, Supa Knit, Diane Hairstyles. Interior shot of woman speaking at lecturne to a meeting - camera pans across audience of 75+, followed by members of the audience standing and speaking to the assembled group. Further external street scenes showing interviewing pedestrians plus greater concentration on traffic flow particularly on large vehicles negotiating parked cars and junctions.
Keywords: Road safety
Locations: UK, England, London, Croydon, Thornton Heath, Junction of London Road, Thornton Road and Brigstock Road
Dave Harwood wrote on August 26, 2019:The record shop on Brigstock Parade is visible in another scene in the film. At 12:39 you can see…The record shop on Brigstock Parade is visible in another scene in the film. At 12:39 you can see the shop front at the right of the screen with the name above the awning in fairly large lettering. Unfortunately I can't make out what it says - just three blurry words!
Dave Harwood wrote on August 5, 2019:Thank you for making this film viewable on the website. I was right, the record shop on Brigstock Parade…Thank you for making this film viewable on the website. I was right, the record shop on Brigstock Parade is just visible at 12:40 but, unfortunately, I am unable to make out the name above the shop. I will just have to trawl through the telephone directories and hope I spot the name there.
Dave Harwood wrote on August 2, 2017:The record shop in the second still from the film is on Brigstock Parade, which continues round to the left…The record shop in the second still from the film is on Brigstock Parade, which continues round to the left into London Road. It was run by a Mrs Woodger in the early 1960's and I have been trying to find out the name of the shop for ages. Maybe it is visible in another scene in the film. Will it be viewable on the website soon?