• Short Summary

    John Potter solves the problem of paying for a new car roof by thatching it instead.

  • Description

    Pebmarsh, Essex.

    A story about John Potter and his thatched car. Various shots as he climbs a ladder and thatches the roof of a barn at Brook's farm. C/U of a model owl on the roof of his car, he walks over to it and starts brushing and patting the thatched roof. The narrator explains he did this to save money on a new roof. He gets in and drives off.

    Note: the car is a 1949 Allard.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    285.11
    Media URN:
    3551
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1964
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:27:00 / 01:57:34:00
    Canister:
    CP 498

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The car featured is an Allard P1. Less than 600 were ever made, so a fairly rare vehicle.

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