• Short Summary

    Caravan families, refusing to be evicted from an illegal site, at Egham, Surrey, chased October 15 bailiffs trying to enforce the law, then barred entrance to the site with an overturned car.

  • Description

    Caravan families, refusing to be evicted from an illegal site, at Egham, Surrey, chased October 15 bailiffs trying to enforce the law, then barred entrance to the site with an overturned car.

    The tussle was the latest round in a long cold war between the families, county council and county court.

    The council recently gave notice of eviction, then the court, eyeing housing problems, extended the notice until yesterday.

    Angry caravanners surged at the bowler-hatted black-suited bailiffs when they arrived. Sixty-seven families including the menfolk - none of whom went to work that day - jeered, shouted "Get out".

    The bailiffs, getting out, agreed to delay taking action while a deputation from the caravanners went to Downing Street, official residence of the Prime Minister, then to the Ministry of Housing - without success. The families refused still to move.

    The county council had made emergency arrangements to house the families - they included 120 children and 18 expectant mothers - at a local literary institute for two days. After that they would have to live in disused army huts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1I61M3R3PX5GMESZHG9CII11B
    Media URN:
    VLVA1I61M3R3PX5GMESZHG9CII11B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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