• Short Summary

    Unique driving school in Brixton - instructors aged 9, 11, or 13 teach children and adults to drive.

  • Description

    Brixton, London.

    L/S of a line of cars driving in circles in what appears to be a garden or a park. Voiceover says that this is a unique driving school where both pupils and instructors are children. School is run by Mr Leslie Wilson.

    M/S of Mr Wilson talking to an elderly lady. C/U shot of a car reveals an underaged driver - boy could be around ten or eleven years of age. C/U shot of a woman's face. C/U shot of a little girl with her hands on a steering wheel. She is eleven years old Marylyn Wilson, Mr Wilson's daughter, who is about to give lesson to a woman in her sixties.

    M/S of Mr Wilson opening a car door for the elderly woman to get in. She enters the car and the lesson starts. M/S of the girl explaining to the elderly woman how to use the commands. M/S of Mr Wilson closing the door and the girl starts the car. C/U shot (from the back) of the girl driving. M/S of Mr Wilson stopping one of the cars so that a young boy can get in. Boy is thirteen years old Anthony Wilson (who else), one of the most popular instructors according to voiceover. M/S of the car driving off. C/U shot of the inside of the car driven by youngster.

    M/S of Mr Wilson stopping another car - he is the man in charge! A young girl walks out to let her student sit on driver's seat. She explains to a boy what to do. Several shots of the girl instructing her student where and how to drive.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    63.16
    Media URN:
    1287
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1957
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:14:00 / 01:38:21:00
    Canister:
    CP 133

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "L/S of a line of cars" - the vehicles are 2 x Renault 4 CV, followed by a Standard Ten and in the background a Wolseley 15/50.

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  2. P E M Corn says

    I am the lad in the Standard 10 with Marylyn
    I was 15 years old
    I used to go to the site every Saturday as i loved it.
    I was always the first one at the gate.
    Mr P Corner,
    Herne Bay,
    Kent.

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