Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Chalk Garden

I found this on a website devoted to buses in films!!!!

The Chalk Garden (1964, John and Hayley Mills)

It was shot around Eastbourne and in the middle of the film is a shot of an open-top Southdown austerity Guy Arab on the service to Beachy Head. Deborah Kerr and Hayley Mills go upstairs and travel for a couple of minutes on it. The Gardner engine is quite distinctive throughout the scene. It must have been quite an experience sampling the 5LW under-powered vehicles struggling up to the Head! (thanks Chris Hebbron)

Iain Rae

Excellent, Iain, well done, find us some more please. Hayly Mills often stays in Sansepolcro, a small city some 20 miles up the road from us, and at one time expressed an interest in one of the houses I had for sale in the area.