Film ID:
YFA 3502



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This film shows the ingenuity of a man, Mr Clamp from Askern, Doncaster, who makes a greenhouse using reclaimed jam jars. The film takes place during the Second World War and is accompanied by a witty commentary.

The film opens with an elderly man, Mr Clamp of Yorkshire, picking up some jam jars. He then cements together to make a greenhouse entirely made of jam jars - 1,800 in total - standing 9' by 5' 6". Inside the finished greenhouse, Mr Clamp inspects his plants.

Pathe Pictorial newsreel story released 28th December, 1942.