Britain's last surviving mobile cinema is up for sale on eBay A perfect piece of 60s nostalgia: for 35,000 One of only seven commissioned by Ministry of Technology in 1967 to visit factories promoting new technologiesOwned by Transport Trust until 1975 then sat in Essex field in for 14 years until rescued by former owner in SomersetOllie Halls and Emma Giffard bought it in 2005 for just 1,200 and spent 35,000 and five years coach outlet stores yukon on total restorationSince then it has toured the country showing vintage footage and even starred in TV and radio programmesRe united with lost trailer after 23 years thanks to call 'out of the blue' which had been being used as a wood shopNow on sale on eBay for 120,000 as parents no longer have time to run the cinema which has 'taken over our lives'By Britain's only surviving mobile cinema has gone on sale for 120,000 as the owners who spent years of their life restoring it and touring the country now want to enjoy parenthood.
Emma Giffard, 36, and Ollie Halls, 37, from Somerset, bought the cinema for just 1,200 in 2005 and spent 35,000 on restoring the vintage coach outlet coupons hsn classic with friends in Devon over five years. They toured the country with the classic bus which became a celebrity, starring alongside Melvyn Bragg in a 20 part BBC2 series 'The Reel History of Britain and in 'George Clarke's Amazing Spaces'. Restored:Britain's last ever mobile cinema has been brought back to its former glory after film buffs found it rotting in a field in 2005 But now the pair have decided the time has come to sell the bus, which has taken over their lives for more than a decade. 'We've got two children under three,' Emma said. 'Sometimes my mother in law comes along and looks after the kids on whatever event site we're on but it's getting to be too hard with the two of them getting bigger.' After years on the road, the couple had their first baby Iona May Giffard Halls in 2012 and five months ago, they're second arrived, Ivy. Since then, Ollie has had to spend five months a year on tour while Emma stays at home with the children and he's now looking forward to having more time with Iona and Ivy. Happy families: Mum Emma with Iona May, left, and Ivy, right. The family have just bough they're first home in Somerset 'I'll miss being on the road and that diversity but if I didn't give it up, I'd miss my children growing up and spending social time with them which is more important than the bus.' It's now listed on eBay for 120,000 which is 100 times what they originally bought it for, but it's not just a bus, it's a piece of British history, listed as 'the soul survivor' of the original fleet. It's coach outlet handbags repair one of just seven mobile cinemas originally commissioned by the Ministry of Technology in 1967, to promote British industry as a global leader by visiting factories to show films about modernisation. With a plastic perspex bubble at the front and a Tardis like interior with a 26 seater cinema inside, the Bedford SB3 looked like something from the future as they toured the country promotingthe 'white heat of technology'. Promoting industry: Bosses and workers at factories would enter the visiting bus to learn about the 'white heat of technology' But like all modern creations, soon enough they grew old and it wasn't long before this particular cinema was on the road to being forgotten. It was owned by the Transport Trust between 1975 and 1990 but after that it sat in a field in Essex for 14 years until it was rescued by a previous owner based in Somerset. In 2005, Ollie Halls and Emma Giffard of the coach outlet sale qatar Vintage Mobile Cinema Company bought it for just 1,200 and brought it to Devon, where they carefully restored it with the help of friends. They spent 35,000 on the restoration which put the vintage cinema back on the road and touring a series of shows at North Devon schools and villages and beyond. From there it went on to exhibit at film festivals, community, corporate and private events around the UK and abroad, travelling as far as Holland and France. Listed: The rare Bedford mobile cinema was fully restored between 2005 and 2010 and is now on offer on eBay for 120,000 Oliver and Emma are hoping that someone else might take up the mantle and continue touring the bus but at this point the future of the cinema is uncertain. Ollie said:'It could go any which way a collector in this country or abroad, someone wanting to run the business, or a group putting together a bid to bring it into a trust. 'I really want it to continue to be out there for people to be able to carry on sharing the experience.
'But we have to decide what route is going to best secure its future, because it's completely unique and owning it means that we're custodians of that little bit of history. 'It was never meant to be a career I just started doing it up as a hobby and it got out of control. 'I was working full time and spending all my spare time and spare money on the bus, lying in the mud in a freezing cold shed wondering if I'd gone mad.
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