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  • Short Summary

    A look around a miniature model village complete with cricket ground and biscuit factory.

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    Southport, Merseyside.

    M/S of Mr. T. F. Dobbins, designer of 'The Land of the Little People', sitting outside at a drawing board. C/U of Mr. D. drawing a line with a ruler across his design. Extreme C/U of a design of a house. Mr. D. picks up his design and walks out of shot. M/S of two men working on models of houses, Mr. D. enters and talks to one of them, Bill Dutton. C/U of Bill laying a roof on a model house. Extreme C/U of the roof tiles. C/U of Mr. D. using his ruler to check the measurements of the model house's front window. M/S of another man, possibly Bill Rimmer, fitting glass into the window of a modern model house. M/S of young Barry Sutton painting model figures, Charles Ellison walks into shot with fresh models for him to paint. C/U of Barry painting the model.

    M/S of Peter Sutton placing a model pleasure boat into the pond in front of a model house. Panning shot from the immaculate miniature garden of a model house, to Charles at work in a neighbouring garden. C/U of Charles' hands moving a miniature lawn mower to snip the grass beneath. C/U of a gardener's hands clipping one of the dwarf conifers grown in the greenhouse to be planted in the miniature landscapes. M/S of the gardener at work. M/S of a group of visitors, panning shot across the miniature village. C/U of a wedding party outside the miniature church. C/U of a tiny cricket match. M/S of a bridge over a stream with a row of model houses behind. M/S of a little girl, Sheila, daughter of Mr. D., looking over a miniature sports stadium. Panning C/U over the sports field. Panning shot from visitors on a pathway to a miniature high street. M/S of Sheila looking through the windows of a mechanised model of a biscuit factory. The narrator implies this village is inhabited by real small people. C/U looking through the factory windows. C/U of a miniature stables. C/U of tiny gypsy models. C/U of a tiny mountain rescue team helping a rock climber, tilt up to the tiny cliff top and a mini model helicopter. M/S of model trains passing over the pond. L/S of the village with the model railway in the foreground.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:14:00 / 01:52:09:00
    CP 388

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