• Short Summary

    A look at boats, buses and a lighthouse, all now serving as homes for people. Also special cars.

  • Description

    Item title reads - It's an idea!

    Various locations.

    Barnet, London. M/S as disabled war veteran Mr Atkinson makes his way to his very small 2 and a half horsepower car. He has two artificial legs and the car is specially designed to be controlled by hand. He lifts his legs into the car and starts it up. M/S as he drives off and his wife waves to him. M/S of him driving down the road.

    Sale, Greater Manchester. M/S of Norman Sykes and his family in a large pedal car that he has built himself. Various shots as they pedal down the street with the other traffic. The car leaves the road and plunges into the river where they pedal it across. Norman adjusts the hood of the car and makes a tent like contraption for sleeping purposes.

    L/S pan across prefabricated Nissen huts. A woman does the garden whilst another cleans her windows, M/S of the houses. L/S of a canal boat home, a boy sweeps the deck. M/S of the boats moored on a river. M/S of an old bus converted into living space by a family. L/S of another family's home, a yacht off Southampton, a woman whisks something in a bowl in the kitchen. Two women sit on the rigging and chat. L/S of old landing craft which are being converted into houseboats. Various shots as they work on converting them.

    Various shots of Winterton lighthouse, Norfolk, now the home of Commander Rogers.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:41:00 / 01:59:07:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Mr Atkinson makes his way to his very small 2 and a half horsepower car" - the vehicle is a Larmar invalid carriage.

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