• Short Summary

    New electric trolley transports disabled people from beach to sea where they can swim.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Disabled can swim.

    Electric trolley transports disabled people down to the sea so they can have a swim. Rustington, Sussex.

    M/S John Wood wheeling himself in wheelchair to the electric trolley. M/S Mrs Newton Driver O.B.E., founder and chairman of the Services Club, who personally financed the £15,000 project, she is standing with Viscount Knolly. M/S as John pulls himself onto the trolley with help of a strap and sits next to Basil Marston. M/S showing the ramp by which the trolley moves slowly down to the water's edge. M/S Mrs Newton Driver and Viscount Knollys talking to the two men in the trolley.

    M/S showing ramp and rail down to the water's edge. C/U designer Mr Pilcher. C/U operating switch lever. M/S of the winch working. M/S as the trolley takes the two men down to the water's edge. M/S group of disabled people seated in their chairs watching. C/U as the electric trolley moves slowly down to the water's edge. M/S as the men get off and swim away. M/S people watching. M/S as the men get back onto trolley. M/S winch. M/S man with no legs sat in wheelchair. M/S men in trolley moving up beach.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:49:00 / 01:10:48:00

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