• Short Summary

    11 years old boy treats friends with a ride on his genuine Burell traction engine, present from his father.

  • Description

    Billingshurst, Sussex.

    M/S of a boy mending bicycle watched by two other boys. Camera pans as they walk away to stand in front of a traction engine. Eleven year old Michael Lugg, boy who was mending the bicycle, starts inspecting and cleaning the tractor. This impressive ten ton steam Burell traction engine was given to Michael as present by his father. Michael learned to drive when he was 7 but will have to wait until he is 21 years old to get his licence.

    M/S of Michael instructing one of the boys to pass him oil drum after he climbs up on the tractor. M/S of Michael taking the oil drum. Cut to Michael oiling the engine. High angle shot of the boy oiling the engine. High angle M/S of the other two boys climbing up to join him. "...these old traction engines are rapidly becoming as popular as vintage and veteran cars - in fact regular rallies are now held up and down the country" - informs a voiceover.

    Frontal M/S of three boys on the tractor. Michael takes his friends for a ride. Great shot of the tractor slowly moving with clouds of steam around. C/U shot of the tractor's chimney. C/U shot of its engine reads "Burell's Compound Engine". L/S of the boys enjoying the ride.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    55.36
    Media URN:
    2065
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:02:00 / 01:52:41:00
    Canister:
    CP 101

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