• Short Summary

    Caravan families on a site at Rainham, Essex, are faced with an eviction order.

  • Description

    Rainham, Essex.

    GV. The caravan site at Rainham. LV. Ditto. Pan to caravans parked in Lake Avenue. CU. Road sign "Lake Avenue." GV. Lake Avenue showing rain soaked road. LV. Mrs Kemp four years on the caravan site, chops wood outside her caravan which costs her $3. 10s. per week. CU. Mrs Kemp chopping wood. LV. Mrs Prior who owns her own caravan she pay $1 per week for the ground. She has been on the site for three months. Mrs Prior washing her son's knees she will not leave the site unless there is a place to go. CU. Mrs Prior's son. CU. Mrs Prior. SV. Interior, Pathe reporter Bill Symon interviewing Ted Bastow who owns the caravan site - natural sound. SV. & CU. Mr Bastow speaking. He is determined to keep the site... he is concerned about the people... they have nowhere else to go... the council refuses to help them LV. Mrs Chilinski puts rubbish in dustbin. She has been on the site for four months. CU. Mrs Chilinski. Mr Davison brushing pram and Mrs Davison walks out of caravan holding baby to put baby in pram. TV. Caravans site, pan to houses just behind it in Lake Avenue. SV. Man being interviewed, (natural sound). He speaks against the caravan site saying that it is not suitably placed and he wants it to go. SV. Group of kids listening. SCU. Bill Symon interviewing old woman outside her home. She disagrees entirely with caravans being parked in Lake Avenue. GV. The caravan site. LV. Bill Simon interviewing Mr Web seated in his caravan, his daughter sits in his lap. SCU. Mr Webb speaking (natural sound). He talks about how happy he s there and how awful it would be to leave. LV. Bill Symon interviewing the Chairman of the caravaners fighting committee Mr Norman Went (natural sound). SV. Mr Went speaking, saying how they are going o stay put etc. GV. Caravan site. GV. Pan, caravan site in Lake Avenue.

    (Neg.) (Title Scene H)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:07:00 / 01:24:50:00

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