• Short Summary

    An item about a model miniature village made from cement and scrap.

  • Description

    Polegate, Sussex.

    Fred Slaymaker has made a miniature village using cement and scrap.

    Various shots of a model village. A broom comes into shot, sweeping the streets - highlighting the smallness of the models. M/S of Fred sweeping. Fred is seen working on the ramparts on a model castle.

    Various shots of a miniature fairground. C/U of a carousel with a "breadboard base". A little girl is seen turning a handle that makes the fairground move. Panning shot of people looking at the village.

    Fred is seen clipping the miniature trees. Various shots of a little girl wandering around the village.

    According to the paperwork, Fred's village appeared in a black and white Pathe Pictorial, no. 354 released on 25/06/1951.

    Colour Pictorial - CP 388 - also features a story about a model village (which explains the weary tone of the narration - "Oh dear, oh dear - a model village").

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    233.10
    Media URN:
    3259
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:55:00 / 01:50:25:00
    Canister:
    CP 443

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