• Short Summary

    NORMA SUMMERSBY WAS NOT TALKING TO HER COLLECTOR HUSBAND, TODAY (30 JUNE), BECAUSE OF HIS LATEST ACQUISITION -- A SECOND WORLD WAR V2 ROCKET.

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    NORMA SUMMERSBY WAS NOT TALKING TO HER COLLECTOR HUSBAND, TODAY (30 JUNE), BECAUSE OF HIS LATEST ACQUISITION -- A SECOND WORLD WAR V2 ROCKET. MRS. SUMMERSBY SAID THAT HE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH JUNK AND COMPLAINED THAT IT WAS KEEPING THE SUN OFF HER RASPBERRIES.

    DAVID SUMMERSBY, A SELF-STYLED "COMPULSIVE COLLECTOR", ACQUIRED THE 46 FOOT 13 TON ROCKET FROM THE LONDON SCIENCE MUSEUM. THE V2, COMPLETE WITH ENGINE, FUEL TANK AND WARHEAD CASING, WAS GIVEN TO HIM AS SCRAP.

    MR. SUMMERSBY, A 46-YEAR OLD FORMER HOTELIER, SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN AFTER A V2 FOR YEARS. IT HAS JOINED HIS COLLECTION WHICH ALREADY INCLUDES AN 18TH CENTURY CANNON, MIDGET SUBMARINE PARTS AND A GERMAN JET ENGINE.

    HIS ORIGINAL PLAN WAS TO HAVE IT STANDING UPRIGHT IN THE GARDEN. BUT WHEN HE GOT IT HOME, VIA A SPECIAL LORRY, HE FOUND IT WASN'T POSSIBLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA92Q9JV9S3WT5CYRK61ZVYJ6P4
    Media URN:
    VLVA92Q9JV9S3WT5CYRK61ZVYJ6P4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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