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All That Mighty Heart
March 1, 2010 5:24 AM   Subscribe

To accompany collections of posters and photographs, the London Transport Museum has recently added a number of short films to its website, including All That Mighty Heart (autoplay) showing a day in the life of London's transport in 1962. (previous 1, 2)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (13 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
My inner anglophile and my inner underground enthusiast are right now lying in bed, smiling blissfully and smoking cigarettes.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:54 AM on March 1, 2010


That movie was a treat. I can't believe they used to go play in the sand during low tide next to Tower Bridge. That area is nothing but slimy mud and who knows what now. I can't imagine it was all that much cleaner back in the day.
posted by qwip at 6:01 AM on March 1, 2010


I've only gotten halfway through the first film, but this is fantastic!
posted by intermod at 6:21 AM on March 1, 2010


Even without clicking, I know I will love this.
posted by grabbingsand at 6:23 AM on March 1, 2010


Excellent, many thanks!
posted by carter at 6:26 AM on March 1, 2010


Fantastic, thanks.
posted by chinston at 6:45 AM on March 1, 2010


Great archive of the early sixties, quite a different world.

qwip, the Thames was declared biologically dead in the sixties, and is much, much cleaner now. I don't know about by Tower Bridge but there's stretches of sand along the South Bank at low tide which are clean. Incidentally I'm a bit suspicious of how sparkling clean all the routemasters in the film were.
posted by criticalbill at 6:57 AM on March 1, 2010


I sent this to my dad, who is unnaturally fascinated with all forms of mass transport. He will love this, and he's getting his liver cancer scan today, so this will be a nice treat for him when he comes home. Thank you!
posted by theredpen at 7:10 AM on March 1, 2010


Super cool... thanks!
posted by BobFrapples at 9:33 AM on March 1, 2010


It made me cry.
But thanks anyway.
posted by jan murray at 10:11 AM on March 1, 2010


At about 7:20 in 'All That Might Heart,' it looks as if some of the train movements are being controlled by scrolling punch-cards. That is cool.
posted by carter at 8:35 PM on March 1, 2010


I can't believe they used to go play in the sand during low tide next to Tower Bridge.

I'm sure I saw film/pictures of women sunbathing there back in the day. It does seem a bit mad as for what I remember it's a lot more mudflat than beach.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:21 AM on March 2, 2010


At about 7:20 in 'All That Might Heart,' it looks as if some of the train movements are being controlled by scrolling punch-cards. That is cool.

Check out the 1970 film, London On The Move which has more of the punch cards and other early computer pr0n.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:23 AM on March 2, 2010


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