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Look at Life: Forging New Links, Documentary, 1963 IMDB

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JCB UK

2020-04-10 20:39

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Back to looking at life.
Good old Tim Turner gives us a jolly whiz around Ulsters then massive shipyards ( all sadly doomed ).
Film free to view on BFI.-
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-forging-new-links-1963-online

Plenty of 'Grey Porridge' cars of the proletariat plus a couple of foreigners .
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dsl SX

2020-04-12 02:00

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JCB wrote Porridge cars of the Proletariat ...

Working title for James May's next project?? Hope it'll have some Minxes in it .....

JCB UK

2020-04-12 07:36

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Amazing thing is more than half the cars seen here are actually GREY (porridge cars of the proletariat) !

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johnfromstaffs EN

2020-04-12 18:06

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At some point in the future an academic type may do a learned monograph on exactly what constitutes grey porridge in an automotive sense, linking the social classification of the individual and the oatiness of his wheels. I would offer myself for research if considered suitable as I presently have a Mercédès and a Bentley, yet am obviously far to much of a scruff to aspire to either. The subject documentary, showing 1960s workers leaving a shipyard is interesting, in that while many of the cars have seen no little use, the nearly new Cambridge, and the Prefects are perhaps half a leg upwards, the Austin seemingly being the Manager on his way home. (Or perhaps a politician parked up in the city.)

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