Continental Caravan Rally 1961

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    Chatsworth, Derbyshire.

    M/S of a sign reading 'Douane / Zoll' on a barrier across a field; the barrier is opened for a car towing a caravan; a man with a clipboard shakes hands with the driver and checks his documents. M/S from the caravan's front window as the car drives on into the field, passing many European flags; commentator tells us "We're visiting the Continental section of this year's National Caravan Rally".

    C/U of a sign reading 'Keep Right' in French, German and English; pan left to show several caravans decorated with triangular coloured flags or pennants. A man hammers a sign reading 'Zimmer Frei' ('Room to Let') into the ground outside his caravan; we are told that all these people have actually toured the Continent by caravan. An elderly man in a serious cardigan attaches yet another string of Continental souvenir flags to his caravan awning, before sitting down with his wife for a cup of tea (or Continental coffee) and a Continental biscuit from a Continental tin. M/S of two horrendous hedgehog dolls in farm clothes on someone's caravan windowsill.

    Various shots of a young couple playing Petanque. M/S of a woman picking up a leaflet from the ground beside a sign advertising advice and information for those going abroad; she examines a map of Europe on a board with another woman and a man; M/S of leaflets on camping in various European countries that are spread out on a table; a man and woman look at some of them.

    M/S in a caravan (quite dark) as an elderly couple have some kind of Continental meal - a smorgasbord?! Various shots of some rather fusty-looking men and women in cardigans, drinking champagne outside a caravan; one man wears a knitted hat with 'Portugal' embroidered on it. An old man in a deerstalker hat comes riding along on a child's scooter and joins them for a drink.
    Note: on file are cameraman's notes and a programme from the Caravan Rally; it was organised by The Caravan Club. Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    01:48:01:00 / 01:50:40:00
    CP 341
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