• Short Summary

    Item about caravans - traditional Romany, holiday caravan camps and mobile homes.

  • Description

    Filmed in a variety of locations.

    Various shots of traditional Romany gypsy camp with wooden caravans.

    Various shots early example of Romany gypsy caravan on show at Kenwood, London - very elaborately decorated with gold leaf.

    LS beach pan to holiday caravan camp at Herne Bay, Kent. Great shots of modern caravans and people relaxing outside - eating picnics and buying fish and chips from van.

    Various shots of caravan camp near Barnet Bypass at Elstree, Hertfordshire. Various shots housewives doing daily chores in mobile homes - cleaning windows, sweeping step, cooking chips and making tea. Commuter with briefcase leaves his caravan, kissing his wife goodbye, before walking to caravan park office to collect letters. Various shots mobile baker delivering bread to housewife in caravan. Various shots women buying meat from mobile butcher. Various shots couple and elderly man having posh dinner in caravan, their canary watches from its cage. Mobile bank driving out of the caravan camp.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3397.10
    Media URN:
    92509
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:44:00 / 01:58:50:00
    Canister:
    NP 518

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