• Short Summary

    Digging, hod-carrying and bricklaying - that's how twenty men, possessed by the 'do-it-yourself' spirit, have spent their leisure time for the last four years.

  • Description

    Digging, hod-carrying and bricklaying - that's how twenty men, possessed by the 'do-it-yourself' spirit, have spent their leisure time for the last four years. They are members of the Windsor Self-build Housing Association Ltd. Unable to find suitable homes at prices they were willing to pay, they grouped together and tailor-made homes at Dedworth, two miles from Windsor Castle, U.K.

    In those four years when an hour's rest was a luxury, these indomitable spare-time builders constructed 20 three-bedroom chalet-bungalows. The GBP1,800 cost of each house with garage land and road charges is GBP1,200 less than any comparable house in the Windsor area - with doors fireplaces kitchen sink and such just where wives want them.

    Such was the verve of these home-seekers, they worked under floodlight during the short, winter evenings. Work finished, many of the tireless twenty confessed that they would have had second thoughts had they known their spare-time building was to take them four years.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GPFXY91EY2I25OGM922W1OD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GPFXY91EY2I25OGM922W1OD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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