The World's Largest Lorry (1932)

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Darlington to Southampton. The World's largest lorry - carrying 'Berengaria's' giant 53-ton rudder, now repaired - makes strange spectacle on the Great North Road. Pan along large articulated lorry, a Scammell 100-ton Tractor (Marston Road Services) which is carrying a large metal ship's rudder. It is parked in the street and people are looking at the cargo. High angle shot of lorry towing rudder. Back view of lorry. A man is standing on a running board at the back. A sign on the lorry reads: "You are behind the World's Largest Lorry - Please Drive Carefully." The lorry turns a corner, the man on the back appears to be steering the rear wheels. The vehicle carries on its journey, a few children are walking alongside as the lorry is moving fairly slowly. (It is not clear where on its long journey the footage was shot). * Beta copy may not contain whole film - check. 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:669.05
  • Owner

  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 11 months ago
    Viewed: 962 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.