• Short Summary

    AMERICANS WHO WANT TO OWN A PIECE OF ENGLAND HAVE BEEN BUYING IT AT TWO GUINEAS FOR A SQUARE FOOT PLOT.

  • Description

    AMERICANS WHO WANT TO OWN A PIECE OF ENGLAND HAVE BEEN BUYING IT AT TWO GUINEAS FOR A SQUARE FOOT PLOT. TODAY (WEDNESDAY) 100 PEOPLE FROM CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES WERE GIVEN THEIR TITLE DEEDS, AND VISITED THE FIELD NEAR STRATFORD-ON-AVON WHICH HAS BEEN CARVED UP AMONGST THEM.

    SHOWCASE PROPERTIES LTD. OF LEEDS BOUGHT SIX ACRES OF LAND NEAR STRATFORD A YEAR AGO, TO SELL IN THE ONE FOOT SQUARE PLOTS. THEY SAY THEY HAVE ALREADY MADE GBP 30,000 PROFIT.

    SEVERAL OF TODAY'S VISITORS TO THE SCENE WERE THE EMPLOYEES OF A TEXAS OIL COMPANY WHICH GAVE THEM THE LAND AS SOUVENIRS OF THEIR VISIT TO ENGLAND. WITH THEIR TITLE DEEDS EACH PURCHASER IS GIVEN A CERTIFICATE WITH A PICTURE OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, WHO WAS BORN NEARBY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB7QCRENLA7JLOVLCEHZPRNXC2
    Media URN:
    VLVAB7QCRENLA7JLOVLCEHZPRNXC2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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