• Short Summary

    Glamorous Primrose Barkwill has given up a secretarial career to become a thatcher.

  • Description

    Bridford, Devon.

    M/S of redhead Primrose Barkwill checking her makeup in the wing mirror of a car. She applies lipstick and fluffs up her hair. She places her lipstick on her handbag and puts on some gloves. She then goes over to a pile of reeds and gets to work preparing the reeds for thatching. Primrose has given up her secretarial job to follow in the family footsteps - she is a glamorous girl thatcher!

    Lovely footage of Primrose and her father working on a thatched roof. They clamber up and down ladders and tear old thatch off the roof. Father throws bundles up to Primrose (vertigo!) Primrose is also a soprano in the Devon Amateur Operatic Society - multitalented!

    Ends with a shot of a completed thatched roof.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    185.08
    Media URN:
    2741
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:52:00 / 01:50:17:00
    Canister:
    CP 390

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