Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Underground on film

The vast British Pathe newsreel archive includes plenty of film of the London Underground: from grand openings to disasters, the Queen to cleaners, Piccadilly Circus in 1925 to Aldwych in the Second World War. They've put together a selection to mark the 150th anniversary.

I particularly liked this behind-the-scenes look at training in 'Underground School' during the 1950s. Who wouldn't want to play with that train set?

1 comment:

Hels said...

Those old photos and films are precious now, although they probably didn't realise at the time what an important role model the Tube would become. I particularly like the idea of women workers during WW2 being given important tasks, even though it was tough physical labour.