ATV Today: 19.07.1973: Shropshire Grass Cutter]


In Shropshire John Swallow meets council worker Buck Allport who is described as a country philospher and poet.
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We see shots of Buck Allport driving a tractor and cutting the grass verge alongside a road at an unidentified location in Shropshire. In a piece to camera John Swallow introduces Allport and says that he works for Salop County Council. In an interview Allport describes the amount of rubbish he finds in the verge. Next, we see Buck driving his tractor again and later sitting on the verge with his dog eating his lunch. Over these scenes Allport expresses his views on ‘the working man’ and reads a poem calling for people not to dump litter in the countryside.
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