ATV Today: 07.02.1973: Mock funeral cortege through Coventry

Summary

Tony Maycock interview with Tom Keen, a millionaire, about his demonstration illustrating the 'death' of the British Leyland car factory with a mock funeral cortege through Coventry city centre.

Year:

1973

Duration:

0:01:44

Film type:

Colour / Sound

Company:

ATV

Master format:

16mm

Description

We see shots of men walking along a road in Coventry carrying a fake coffin with British Leyland and Donald Stokes written on the side. During their march Tony Maycock talks to protest leader Tom Keen who blames strikes for the run down of British industry which he thinks will lead to the death of large companies like British Leyland. He has taken to the streets because of the current strike by BRS drivers who deliver new cars produced by Leyland.


Credits

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Notes

Tom Keen was an Oldham based property millionaire who also ran an organised called the Campaign for a More Prosperous Britain. He stood under the same organisation at the 1976 Coventry North West by-election receiving forty votes.