More interesting things found whilst trawling the net at the weekend. Looking for information on the Ransomes sponsored "Operation Matador" Edinburgh to London journey of 1959 I came upon the East Anglian Film Archive. On this site I managed to track down two videos relating to Ransomes.
The first is a 26 minute "exploration of the coast of East Anglia introducing Ransomes Lawn Mowers encountered on the way". A direct link to this footage is:
The second is a 12 minute record of Operation Matador itself with some interesting footage as the mower is driven through Yorkshire villages and the centre of Stamford. It also includes the bicycle being ridden into a duck pond stunt mentioned by Brian Bell in his book "Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies: Agricultural Engineers". The video finishes off with the machine, having been driven down the Great North Road, mowing a section of Hyde Park. This clip can be found at: