Widows Say Can't Pay 1959

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    Title reads: "Windows say can't pay".

    Selsey, Sussex.

    Inhabitants of houses near the sea are forced to pay for new sea wall.

    Panning shot of the sea breaking over wall. C/U of sign warning bathers to take care. Various shots of new sea wall being constructed. Various shots of men at work on wall in from of row of seafront bungalows.

    M/S of construction work going on in front of bungalow belonging to two widowed sisters Janet Parson and Ella Poynter. C/U of sisters looking out from the bungalow window at the construction work.

    Interior. Mrs. Parsons and Mrs Poynter turn to face the camera for interview. Mrs. Parsons speaks (natural sound): "I came to Selsey ten years ago and bought this bungalow for two thousand eight hundred and fifty pounds, and now the Council want to charge me two thousand five hundred pounds which is absolutely ridiculous and I cannot pay it".

    Various shots of heavy seas breaking over promenade and huge waves rolling towards shore.

    Note: newspaper article and other contemporary documentation on file.

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    Cataloguer:
    Amelia
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    52995
    Sort Number:
    59/100
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:01:00 / 01:11:02:00
    Canister:
    59/100
    Film ID:
    1705.09
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1959
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    Implacable West Sussex
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