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  • Flying Display A Rn Air Station (1950)

    🎬British Pathé – Air-sea rescue and fire fighting demonstration by RN Fleet Air Arm at Lee-on-Solent. Unissued / unused material. Flying display at Royal Navy Air Station, Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. Aerial shot carriers steaming out of harbour. Aerial view Fleet Air Arm planes flying in formation over land and Solent. Panning shot Westland S-51 helicopter, pan down to RAF dinghy on ground - a hook is lowered from hovering helicopter and man in dinghy is winched up, par of air-sea rescue demonstration. Helicopter flies past. 2 shots planes flying fast past camera. People in crowd looking upwards. L/S control tower. M/S naval airmen looking up. M/S 3 naval officers looking up. Panning shot fire engine panning over towards burning aeroplane. Various shots firemen putting out fire with foam - another demonstration. Aerial shots planes flying in formation through crowd and over land.
    816 Views
  • Forest Heritage (ESSO) (1952)

    🎬 The New Forest. A film exploring the rich landscape, people and forest traditions in the post war years.

    18th century Agisters and pigs with rights to wander are just some of the ancient traditions celebrated in this beguiling look at life in the New Forest. Less familiar sights are captured, too, such as broom making and logging, forestry planting and sailing on the River Beaulieu near Buckler's Hard. No film about the area would be complete, though, without the famous Forest ponies – who are seen here in all their equine glory.

    Filmmaker Roy Layzell made many films during this period including other local area films such as Pipelines Under Southampton Water in 1957.

    Clifton Parker was a renowned British composer. With nearly 50 feature films under his belt, including The 39 Steps in 1959 and Sink The Bismark in 1960.

    John Snagge (OBE) was the voice of the BBC from the war years to his retirement in 1980.

    Featuring John Snagge
    Music by Clifton Parker
    Filmed and Directed by Roy Layzell
    Original Cinema Release 1952

    The film was commissioned by the Esso Petroleum Company in 1952, just as they were establishing a new refinery on the eastern edge of the New Forest at Fawley, but Forest Heritage is entirely concerned with the natural beauty and traditions of the area: ‘A place out of this modern world where simple pleasures are enough – a miraculous survival of pre-Norman England’.
    6122 Views
  • Freefolk Issue Title Is Take That (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – Travelogue item about idyllic Hampshire village of Freefolk. M/S of country lane. Various shots of smart thatched cottages. M/S of church. M/S of detached brick house. C/U of old couple, described by narrator as Abraham and wife. M/S of mothers and children walking up lane. Various shots of trees. Various shots of streams and River Test. Various shots of wooden mill house over river. According to narrator the mill belongs to Brendan Bracken, minister of information. Various shots of pretty gardens. C/U of an eel trap on river. M/S of man catching eel. Various shots of anglers trout fishing. All looks very picturesque and idyllic
    841 Views
  • Girl Stunt Driver Aka Stock Car Race (1958)

    🎬British Pathé – A brother and sister team perform dangerous stunts at a stock car race. Matcham Park stadium, Bournemouth. M/S of a young boy in red boiler suit tinkering with the engine on an old car, a man also in a red suit is standing by it and another man comes over and pulls the bonnet down. Some people are stood in the background behind the car. C/U of a programme someone is reading with 'Stock Car Racing plus The Hell Fire Dare-Devil Stunt Drivers' on the front. C/U of the man and woman who are reading it. L/S of a stock car race, the crowds are in the background and the cars are lined up, a man is holding the green starting flag he waves it and moves away. C/U of a car's wheels as it moves off. L/S of the cars as they race towards the camera, some spectators are watching on the left, the camera follows them round and focuses on a red car with 'P32' on the side. Various shots of the race in progress, some of the cars crash and spin round. C/U of a man and woman in the crowd, he has his arm round her. M/S of the race, a red car - '275' crashes through some barrels and drives across the grass. M/S of more cars hurtling round the track. C/U of an older woman with two younger men and a young woman watching them. M/S of the winning car an Oldsmobile 'Rocket' 88 driven by Stan Johnson, he is holding the black and white chequered winner's flag as he drives past the camera. L/S of a group of men pushing a big green van into position next to some wooden ramps. M/S of a man in a red top moving a piece of wood and giving the thumbs up. M/S of a man and a woman standing by a silver stock car a 22 horse power Ford V8 with 'The Hell Fire Drivers' written in red on the side, the man is adjusting something under the bonnet and the girl is holding a racing helmet. The narrator says they are Ellis and Maureen Daw from Plymouth, a brother and sister stunt team. C/U shot from a low angle of Maureen putting her helmet on. C/U of Ellis's face. C/U of Maureen fastening her helmet. /S of their car driving along, it goes up some ramps and tries to crash through the lorry that was shown earlier. The car hits the lorry sideways and falls on its side. C/U of petrol spilling out of the tank onto the floor. M/S of Ellis looking shaken, there are several men round him, he walks off with some of them. L/S of five men stacking wooden crates on the track, M/S of the men arranging the boxes. M/S of Ellis checking the crates. M/S of Maureen climbing up onto the bonnet of a black car, a 30 horse power 1938 Ford V8, she chats to one of the men. M/S of another man dousing the crates in petrol from a can, crowds of people are watching in the background. L/S of people pushing the car along with Maureen on the bonnet holding on to the front and Ellis at the steering wheel. L/S of the crates being torched, as they burst into flame the car drives through with Maureen on the front, they come out of the other side and drive off. C/U of a boy with ginger hair in the crowd watching the scene. M/S of Maureen standing on the car again, C/U of her gripping a handle. M/S of her holding on to both handles on the back. The car is pushed along past the camera. L/S of the car approaching a steep ramp, as it takes off Maureen is thrown to the ground, the car lands on the other side. C/U of an ambulance sign. M/S of her being carried on a stretcher and put into the back of an ambulance where a nurse helps lift her in.
    933 Views
  • Goat Farm (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – An item about goats - they are bred for their milk and to help trim the turf roof of the owners log cabin. New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of a Norwegian style log cabin with a turf roof. On the roof, a goat nibbles the turf to keep it trim, its leash is held by a woman. C/U of a goat. M/S of a goat jumping over a fence. M/S of a herd of goats going into a barn. A woman goes into a pen and separates a Billy from a Nanny goat. She leads the Nanny onto a bench to milk her. Various shots of the goat being milked. M/S of the Billy goats - they are kept away from the Nannies as they make the milk smell (!?). Various shots of Billies in a field butting each other. The goats are all British Toggenburg. One of women featured is Mrs. M. E. Platten (sp.)
    833 Views
  • Goggle Dog (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – William Nicholson is a vintage car enthusiast that likes to take his dog motoring with him. Various shots of Mr. N. polishing an old Bentley, one of a row of vintage cars. Mr. N. opens a bonnet to clean the motor of a Hispano Sura. C/U of a "hand carved stalk" on top of a radiator. M/S of vintage car, pan to Mrs. N sitting nearby, sewing a hat. She places the hat on her dog. Mrs. N leads the dog to the car, a 1928 Bentley. Mr. N. is sitting in the driving seat. Mrs. N places some goggles over the dog's head. Mrs. N waves to her husband and dog as they drive off. Various shots of Mr N. and his dog speeding down country lane. C/U of the dog in goggles and a hat (he wears them to so he doesn't get cold ears and runny eyes). The dog is a Keeshund, otherwise known as a Dutch barge dog (looks a bit like Lassie). Other cars featured are - a 1947 Silver Wraith Rolls Royce, 1930 Speed 6 Bentley and a 1927 A.C.G. (sp?). Cuts exist - please see separate record
    1043 Views

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