IN BRIEF - An interfering Lord B manages to demolish part of a garden wall with a lawnmower that's only just been repaired.But he always means well of course and quickly rallies the troops to put things right.
We meet Mr.Crockett at his garage as he's loading a large lawnmower he's repaired,and is about to return to Winkstead Hall.We ride with him and he's met by the gardener,Mr.Bilton,who's glad to have it back.Crockett drives off and we're left to watch Bilton go about his chores before trying the mower.Lord B soon turns up though,pleased at the thought of tidy lawns for the weekend visitors.But.......disaster ! He starts it up accidently and it careers off on its' own,demolishing part of a brick wall and wooden garden gate."Oh dear !" says his Lordship with delicious understatement and he's soon on the phone to the builder,Mr.Clutterbuck,to see if he can put it right by the weekend.And,undeterred when told about the delayed arrival of a shipment of bricks,he rings the Wharf himself and finds they've arrived.So he heads off in Bessie to collect them,stopping at the Pottery to pick up Winnie for the ride.Mr.Swallow cranes them off Mr.Rumpling's barge and it's off back to the Hall.Although we cut straight to the scene of the original accident,where the brick's have already been unloaded,the rubble cleared away and Clutterbuck is seen supervising his 2 bricklayers,Horace and Cyril,as they're about to start work.And Lord B soon turns up to watch.
By the time the Mintons drive up with the new garden gate that they've made "in record time",the brickwork's been finished and the frame's in place.And to round things off nicely,Mr.Crockett returns with the mower that he had to repair for a 2nd time of course.
It's all as though it never happened,and when Lord B starts getting too near the mower again,Bilton warns him to stay clear to make sure it doesn't again.But fortunately it's nearly 6 o'clock anyway,so there's a certain something that requires his attention elsewhere.