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The Bank of England
The Bank of England is shown from the side and then at its main entrance with an attendant in traditional costume on the steps. Messengers from the banking houses and Stock Exchange are shown running from the Bank of England to their Head Offices as part of a tradition that occurs when the Chancellor orders a change in bank rate.
This clip is taken from the film 'The Living City', the full description of this title can be seen on the LMA catalogue, the full film can also be viewed online at
London Metropolitan Archives
Film Collection
Sound, 16mm, Colour
film recording