• Short Summary

    Old baker's carts are converted into children's caravans and street stands.

  • Description

    Chelsea, London.

    M/S of a van driving towards the camera. It stops and a man walks out. He opens a back door and shelves with different kinds of breads and pastries appear. Man fills up a basket and takes it away. This is a new vehicle which has put out of use an old baker's cart - informs the voiceover. Only few have found their way into museums as vintage cars. Rest are just neglected for years. C/U shot of one of the old baker's cart with great white wheels. C/U tilting shot across another cart, this in extremely bad condition.

    Nearly 400 of these carts owned by William Buchannan were left and forgotten at premises in Chelsea until artist David Rawnsley converted one into a garden 'caravan' for his children. L/S of line of carts. An elderly man takes the first cart and pulls it inside what appears to be a workshop. Several M/S of Mr Rawnsley working on conversion of a cart. A little boy, presumably his son is sitting on the side watching him work.

    M/S of several people decorating colourful carts. C/U shot of a girl's hand painting a bird on a yellow cart. C/U shot of her face as she works. C/U shot of a bird - looks sweet. M/S of a girl painting a great big wheel red. C/U shot of her face as she works. Several other shots of artists and their works. The illustrations of these artist are well known and universally praised as works on Chelsea Pottery and now they are extending their interests.

    M/S of one of the artists in a newly decorated bakers cart selling pottery. L/S of a group of children playing in and around a newly converted and decorated cart caravan. M/S of a little girl climbing into caravan. M/S of the children in caravan - sweet. C/U shot of a little painted decoration on the caravan. Camera pans to show a little girl's face looking through the window. The girl smiles and waves to someone. She is holding a teddy bear.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:31:00 / 01:06:11:00
    CP 113

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