• Short Summary

    Gypsies evicted from Darenth Wood camp by side of A2 road - very poor living conditions.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Gypsies' Problem".

    Dartford, Kent.

    Panning L/S gypsy caravans lined up along side of the busy A2 road. L/S gypsy family looking out of caravan doorway. L/S small boy putting rubbish into an already full dustbin outside the caravans. C/U sign: "Penalty for litter $10", pan down to box of rubbish beside the sign. M/S washing strung between trees and caravans. A young girl walks from the caravans to a tree to hang washing on it.

    Various shots gypsy men loading scrap metal onto trucks to sell. C/U makeshift toilet with the door swinging in the wind. Various shots television aerial on one of the caravans. C/U small girl standing in caravan doorway. M/S another makeshift toilet made up from old sacks and blankets, pan to a caravan beside it. C/U caravan with the doorway covered with a blanket blowing in the wind.

    Interior of caravan. C/U two children having their hair combed by their mother. C/U children sitting on the grass by the main road. L/S children sitting on the grass as a big lorry goes past. M/S caravans beside the road.

    The gypsies have been camped on the roadside since being evicted from nearby Darenth Wood.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:15:00 / 01:03:15:00

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