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Premium Bonds Prize Winner: Mr Camp

Mr Brian Camp, an engineering inspector from Gravesend, is a lucky Premium Bonds winner.

Advert 1958 1 mins


Lucky Premium Bonds winner and smooth talker, Mr Brian Camp, is interviewed about his big win at his desk at work in Gravesend. His £1,000 prize (equivalent to £20,000 today) has enabled him to purchase a new van to use for odd jobs as well as touring - and of course he's also investing in some more Premium Bonds.

This is one in a series of TV adverts made to promote Premium Savings Bonds, which were still relatively new, having been launched in 1956. The government-guaranteed bonds were unveiled by Harold Macmillan and soon became popular. Each £1 bond purchased qualified for a monthly draw with a top prize of £1,000. Premium Bonds are now held by more than a third of the UK population, and the monthly prizes range in value from £25 - £1,000,000.