Cine Gazette No.12 - The Elephant Will Never Forget (1953)
(produced on behalf of London Transport)
11 minutes

Trams in London are a thing of the past - buses have taken over - but many Londoners, and especially the Cockneys, will always remember them with affection, and in song.
The film, completed in London's 'Last Tram Week', takes you round the streets of South London and along the Embankment with two Cockneys who remember a song about trams they sang in the music halls fifty years ago. Finally, 20,000 Londoners cheer and sing their goodbyes to the trams which for ninety-one years had rattled and clanged their way past - particularly through the colourful and lively part of South London near the Elephant & Castle. The most memorable of the early B.T.F. films.

The entire film may be viewed online at the London Tranport Musem Website:-
The Elephant WIll Never Forget

An interview with John Krish regarding the filming may be viewed online at YouTube courtesy of the BFI:-

16mm & 35mm

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