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  1. jamied says

    "drives off in a red sports car." - it's an Aston Martin DB3.

  2. jamied says

    Note that a number of early Land Rover models can be seen early in this clip.

  3. ChrisDS says

    I used to work at Bluebird Caravans and the doors on the right of the picture as the Land Rovers come towards the camera were the furniture assembly section where the cabinets like the one being carried across the picture when Bill is shown working on the mobile home, were assembled. In the distance on the left is the main assembly line and the main mill where all the timber was cut ready for moving through the factory.

    At the back of this was the timber storage area and a building that was the home of a very large belt sanding machine with a very large extractor which took the dust to an enclosed trailer which in turn was towed by one of the many Series Two Land Rovers to a tip known as Cuckoo Bottom, this was where all the waste timber from the mill was taken.

    The some of the finished vans were towed to Mannings Heath Road where they were stored before dispatch. The caravans you see are being taken along Ringwood Road to Mannings Heath Road.

  4. Digidon says

    Does anyone know what the model of caravan Bill was working on ?

  5. Digidon says

    II remember the name now friends of ours had one at the White Horse Caravan Park in Selsey in the late 50\'s it is the Bluebird Pacific.

  6. British Pathé says

    Thanks for spotting this. We've added the DB3 to our description.

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