Title ID 762Collection ID176
TitleBuilding of Penlee Point on Canterbury Road
Date[ca. 1939]
CollectionSonny Hanson
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsBuilding Construction Buildings Houses Labour Trades Workers
LocalAshford (?) Kennington (?)
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionJohn Hanson Richardson (‘Sonny’ Hanson)
CameraJohn Hanson Richardson (‘Sonny’ Hanson)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration11 min. 55 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film charts the building of a large detached house on Canterbury Road near Ashford, from the laying of its foundations to the nearing of its completion. All of the work done on the house is manual. The film also includes aerial shots of the plot and surrounding land.