A Busman's Day

1947 , Norwich (Norfolk)

A tour of the Norwich Busmen's social club.

The film begins by showing the Social Club Committee who are sitting around a table having a discussion. There are close upshots of some of the committee members' faces. People catch a bus at a suburban stop (by a public house) and there are shots taken through the window as they drive towards the bus station at Surrey Street. We see the bus arrive here and there are other buses in view. One bus is started using a starter handle. Another is a self-starter. Mechanics work in the garage and a selection of destination boards are shown. We see inspectors and conductresses around the station.The next sequence shows the buses and busmen at Thorpe Station, which was obviously a major terminal at the time. There are scenes from Orford Place, showing the busmen outside their social club and buses passing through. Daily life in Norwich can be viewed here. The social club itself is introduced with a Chad cartoon - 'Wot, no tea?' - and there are shots of men and women relaxing in the club. Various members of staff pose for the camera. The film captures the conductresses on a day out. Some of them are dressed in period costume. In the social club, the takings of the Busman's savings club are counted. There is a shot of the ledger showing proposed payouts for holidays in 1948. The film ends by showing the large crowds of people waiting to catch a bus at the Surrey Street Bus Station on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Featured Buildings

The Bus Station, Surrey Street; Thorpe Station

Keywords

Buses; public transports; social clubs

Intertitles

Here's the Committee- And the cameraman. Now for the films. Wonder if we are late. Take Your pick. This, Or this? Thorpe Station. Orford Place. Outside Our Club. Inside our club. Conductresses day out. The new look by Joan and Kay. Gosh its quiet without Joan. Lucky chap. You too can be lucky. Xmas and holiday payouts. August Monday.

Other Places

Norwich

Manifestations

A Busman's Day

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