Boy Editor 1961

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    Billericay, Essex.

    Various shots of 14-year-old Wynford Grant in his school uniform, interviewing fireman Douglas Cook next to his fire engine, and taking notes. We then see Wynford coming out of a railway station that is having building work done; he is interviewing Station Master, Ted Freemantle; they walk past a sign reading 'London Trains Over Footbridge'. Commentator tells us Wynford does all the work on the 'Billericay Observer' that he began three years ago; it now has a circulation of 500.

    Various shots of Wynford interviewing Mr Alma Hatt, Clerk of Basildon Council in his office; he shows Wynford a plan of the town, giving him updates of building progress. At the end of the interview they shake hands and Wynford walks out.

    M/S of Wynford coming through his front garden gate and running up the path to his house. Inside, he rubs his hands with glee (I bet he always keeps a tin in his pocket) and starts typing up his notes. He runs off the news sheets from his hand operated roller printing press, then puts his school cap on, picks up his bag of Billericay Observers and sets off out of the house.

    M/S of Wynford taking up his selling spot on the high street, next to a green grocers. Various nice shots of him selling his newspaper to people passing by. He runs to a car that pulls up and sells a copy to the driver through the window - sensible boy; he takes the money first, then hands over the paper!

    Note: On file is a news article from the Daily Sketch about Wynford and other 'Teenage Tycoons', plus notes on the people seen in this film.
    Cuts are available on Pathe Master 135 *PM0135*.

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    British Pathé
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    01:06:02:00 / 01:09:03:00
    CP 327
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    CP 327
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