• Short Summary

    Family of ten go for a ride on their tandem bicycles in Lincolnshire.

  • Description

    Ruskington, Lincolnshire.

    M/S of Jim Foster, wheeling a four-seater bicycle with a small trailer attached out of a driveway and onto the road outside his house. His wife, Margaret, and daughter appear and put two toddlers, Lynne and Julie, into the trailer.

    Jim, Margaret, son Dennis and daughter Christine then get on the four-seater and pedal off; an older daughter, Janet, and son, David, ride a tandem bike with another toddler, Shirley, in a sidecar attached; another daughter, Susan, follows on a regular bike. All are in shorts.

    Various shots of the family cycling along roads, including C/U of four pairs of feet in shoes and socks pedalling fast (only the young daughter wears plimsolls - the rest wear normal shoes). They all cycle past a sign pointing to Skegness (in the opposite direction).

    Jim takes a swig from a bottle, then hands it back along the line so all the family get a drink.

    Good illustration of a slightly quirky family going on holiday.

    Note: on file are three news cuttings about the Foster family and their bicycles.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    137.16
    Media URN:
    1743
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1961
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:56:00 / 01:44:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 331

Comments (2)

  1. Island Dave says

    What a wonderful video.

    I was eight years old when this was filmed. I raised two daughters from infants with bicycles. Each starting in turn in a car seat strapped into a bicycle trailer. Then one in the trailer and one in a bike seat, to one on the back of a tandem and the other in the trailer. Then a "trail a bike" on the back of the tandem took it's place and finally a bicycle built for three.

    I with just two kids whereas the Foster's with eight children and an even larger litany of bicycles and still an inspiration to us all to this day.

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  2. VWHOSEY says

    I just love this video, and would love to know where that bike is. I\'ve been looking for a four seater for many years.
    Does anyone know where any of that family are now? Or the whereabouts of that wonderful tandem?
    garyrolt@yahoo.com

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