• 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

    1.
    GV.PAN. Finished occupied bungalow, PAN to bungalows under construction.
    9 ft

    2.
    CU.PAN From sign "Self Build Association" to Mr. Burt ex-building foreman mixing concrete.
    7 ft

    3.
    REAR V. Man who is building house for his son.
    7 ft

    4.
    SV. Mr. Linton civil servant and treasurer of Association laying bricks.
    14 ft

    5.
    LV.PAN Mr. Linton pauses in his work to speak to Mr. Rogers who orders materials.
    9 ft

    6.
    ANGLE SHOT. Mr. Wakeham who works for B.O.A.C. fixing gutter.
    7 ft

    7.
    SCU. Mr. Drake another volunteer fixing pipes.
    9 ft

    8.
    LV. Volunteer fixing roof tiles.
    5 ft

    9.
    LV.PAN.INT. Hall up to Mr. Bigsby a metal spinner trowelling ceiling.
    5 ft

    10.
    CU. Mr. Bigsby working.
    7 ft

    11.
    GV. The volunteers unload building truck.
    8 ft

    12.
    LV. Completed house.
    6 ft

    13.
    GV.INT. Mr. Wakeham enters his own completed house and is greeted by his wife.
    8 ft

    14.
    SV. The Wakehams seated in lounge of their new house.
    9 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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