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  • Description

    Title reads: "HOUSEWIVES BUILD ROAD".

    Hockley, Essex.

    Exterior. Various shots group of women building a road. We see them digging, amongst them is Mrs. Tibbles, aged 71. M/S woman driving a tractor, surrounded by others digging. C/U women on tractor.

    Interior. Various shots Joseph Burt cooking dinner while Mrs. B. is out road building. Various shots of Mr. Trevor trying to change a baby's nappy.

    More shots of the women road building. M/S local MP Bernard Brain talking to one of the women. C/U ditto.

    The road is Plumberow Avenue, it used to be a muddy track. Both the Rural Council and the County Council refused to resurface the road, so the women the women took things into their own hands!

    Excellent item for showing reversal of traditional gender roles.

    Note: more information on file.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    55323
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1796.02
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:01:00 / 01:03:12:00
    Canister:
    65/20
    Sort Number:
    65/020
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Entertainment & Humour Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    hockley Changing Britain 1945-1979 British Cooking
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "C/U women on tractor" - it's a Fordson Major tractor.

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