• Short Summary

    Charlie Simpson and his family have bought a castle for their home.

  • Description

    Blenkinsopp Castle, Northumberland.

    Charlie Simpson has bought a castle for the price of a cottage for himself and his family. L/S castle, with shots of the ruined walls and turrets. Pan down to Gordon Simpson pointing ramparts. M/S young Michael Simpson is seen cutting some rhododendrons with the castle in the background.

    M/S Christina Simpson comes through a doorway with an Alsatian dog carrying a tin bucket. She moves off to feed the chickens in the castle yard. M/S brown chickens in farmyard scrabbling for food. Christina is wearing a typical 1950's housewife's pinafore. L/S Charlie Simpson weeding the long unused tennis court. L/S Charlie and Michael walking into empty disused swimming pool. Boy uses small jar to fish in small puddle of water left in concrete base.

    Note : The documentation file includes news cuttings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    53.08
    Media URN:
    1201
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:00:00 / 01:16:16:00
    Canister:
    CP 086

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