• Short Summary

    Housing scheme where people have to put down a deposit of £1 to move into their new home.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Windsor. The £ Down House".

    Windsor, Berkshire. New housing scheme where people have to put down a deposit of £1 to move into their new home.

    GV Pan, new housing estate at Windsor which are to be new £1 down houses. SV Architect, Mr John Pook and Mr Harman, Borough Treasurer. GV One of the finished £1 down houses. SV Inside hallway, Mr Harman walks through door and into living room. CU Fireplace in living room, Mr Pook opening dividing doors and window. SV Borough surveyors opening cupboard revealing hot and cold tanks side by side. CU Pan down hot and cold tanks. SV Bathroom with tiled walls. SV Kitchen showing Ascot sink heater and gas cooker.

    SV Int. Mr & Mrs Whittington's ramshackle bathroom. CU Washing hanging over bath. CU Mr Whittington walking upstairs to his rooms. SV Mrs Whittington preparing food. CU Mr Whittington kisses his wife. CU Their two children. CU Mr Whittington kisses his wife. SV Mrs Whittington filling kettle from tap in bathroom. CU Mrs Gerald Legge arriving for ceremony in front of new £1 down houses. GV Ceremony in progress in front of new house. CU Mrs Gerald Legge with Mr & Mrs Whittington, Mrs Legge handing over contract and at the same time receiving from Mr Whittington the £1 note for the deposit. CU Mrs Whittington looking very happy. SV Ceremony in front of house. CU Mr & Mrs Whittington and Mrs & Mrs Murphy (their new neighbours). SV Two elderly ladies looking on. LV Mr and Mrs Whittington looking through window into lounge of their new home. CU Mr and Mrs Whittington. GV New home.

    Amendment Jan 2011: Windsor Corporation funded this scheme, (hence the treasurer taking an interest)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:53:00 / 01:51:07:00

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