• Short Summary

    Children put together their own adventure playground and have great fun playing on it.

  • Description

    Crawley, West Sussex.

    Several shots of the new town centre in Crawley. We then see various shots of children putting together an adventure playground. It looks like great fun as they come down slides in little go-carts / go-karts, climb over bits of wrecked aeroplanes and sit in the wrecked cockpit of the plane, working the controls.

    Some children stand around a small fire and cook sausages on bits of wire; the adult 'play leader' puts the fire out later with a bucket of water. More playing on improvised swings and rides and climbing up trees.

    This playground would probably be considered highly dangerous today.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    413.06
    Media URN:
    4260
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1967
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:51:16:00 / 01:53:00:00
    Canister:
    CP 654

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "climb over bits of wrecked aeroplanes and sit in the wrecked cockpit of the plane," - rather than an aeroplane, this is actually the remains of a Bristol Type 171 Sycamore helicopter.

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