• Short Summary

    Very interesting film promoting a campaign to "Help Save Rural England" against road development.

  • Description

    Ottershaw. Village scene. Banner on a brick wall which reads: "Help Save Rural England" with the initials ORPS (Ottershaw Rural Preservation Society) in the centre.

    Traffic scenes. Chertsey arterial road is under construction and moving closer to Ottershaw. Construction scenes.

    Gardens that will disappear when the road is made. The old road. Butterflies. The Ottershaw Dairy which will be destroyed. Shots of beautiful country houses covered with ivy. Spired holly hedges for which Ottershaw is famous are shown. Country lanes surrounded by trees. Thatched cottages.

    Appeal for help. Shots of wide by-pass roads contrasted with country roads.

    Film ends with an appeals on two intertitles: "Give Us Your Support By Joining The Society Now. Application Forms at the Door." and "Give us Your Support by Signing the Petition at the Door."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1365.01
    Media URN:
    70563
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1940 - 1949
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:05:00 / 01:04:24:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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