This video has no sound
  • Short Summary

    Two girl friends assemble a fold away car and drive off in it.

  • Description

    Brockley. "Folding prams are commonplace - why not a folding car?" said Mr Perrin. Here's the answer."

    Two women struggle to roll a folded up car out from their drive onto the pavement. The two women then proceed to construct the car, they pull out the wheels, attach the windscreen, etc. C/U of part of the engine. The seats are placed inside. The trolley is rolled out from underneath the car. The two friends climb in and set off. C/U of a dog on a doorstep looking forlorn - presumably missing his mistresses! M/S of the girls driving away from the camera. One of the women turns and waves to the camera.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 542.

    Not sure which county Brockley is in - probably Somerset. May also be Brockley in Suffolk.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    948.03
    Media URN:
    16829
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:32:00 / 01:07:28:00
    Canister:
    EP 223

Comments (1)

  1. peterem says

    I think it's more likely to have been shot in Brockley London SE4 rather than either Somerset or Suffolk. It's interesting that the car has an obviously home-made registration number and plate but seems to carry a road tax disk. I wonder if it was ever street legal?

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment