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  • Bournemouth Beach (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – English beach life comes back to normal after the war. Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear. Possibly Bournemouth - certainly Southern England. Panning shots of anti-tank defences and barbed wire on seafront. In the distance people can be seen down on the beach. More shots of people walking to the beach. VS of workers collecting metal poles. They are being cut up. CU sign from Garrison Commander allowing people to bathe from the beach dated 25th July 1944. People in the background are sitting on deck chairs. VS of children and families playing on the beach. People laugh and joke and play in the sand, others relax in deck chairs. Great shots of children paddling and playing in sand. Pan across beach.
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  • Avengers On Location (1966)

    🎬British Pathé – Fabulous item shows the filming of several veteran car tag pieces for TV series 'The Avengers'. At Lord Montagu's Motor Museum we see the filming of the 'tag' pieces for episodes of The Avengers television series, where Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee drive off in a vintage car - a different one each time. Several shots of the cast and crew in the grounds of Beaulieu; Patrick Macnee chats to Lord Montagu. Patrick and Diana get into a veteran car; Diana puts on a groovy kind of face/eye shield and they drive off; they stop and the director gives instructions to Diana; as they start off again funny business ensues as Diana puts her feet up, then jumps from the car, leaps back in, clutches her head and so on. Diana, in an evening outfit of a chiffon over harem pants, has her make-up touched up. Another sequence is shot with a different vintage car; when it doesn't start, Diana gets from the back seat into the front and prepares to drive while Patrick goes to the rear to push, and ends up with a blackened face from the exhaust. He gets in; Diana drives off. Commentator says the crew are trying to complete all these end sequences in one day's shooting. Diana, in a blue cat suit, chews gum while receiving direction. In this sequence, Diana and Patrick start to push the veteran car which zooms off without them as they chase after it. Note: according to a press release on file, this series was the first in Colour. More details in notes on the clothes worn and the filming of these tag pieces; Diana's costumes were designed by Alan Hughes; Patrick wore his own suits! Cuts exist - see separate record
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  • Their Home Is Bulldozed (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Mrs Mitchell fights for her home. Ringwood, Hampshire. Defying Hampshire County Council's ban, widow Mitchell plans to rebuild the half-finished house the council bulldozed. GV. Mrs Mitchell's partly demolished house. LV. Mrs Mitchell in front of her shack (improvised) feeding chickens. CU. Four pigs waiting to be fed in pen. SCU. Mrs Mitchell feeding pigs. SV. Mrs Mitchell walks to wheelbarrow, picks it up and wheels it out of picture to her demolished house site. GV. Mrs Mitchell wheeling barrow partly filled with bricks. She tips up barrow to empty bricks. CU. Mrs Mitchell pushing barrow over to empty bricks. SV. Mrs Mitchell's son and daughter clearing bricks from the rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell's daughter helping load bricks into the barrow. SV. Mr Desmond Bailey, who helped to build the house, calls over Mrs Hughes' son Ian for consultation with plans for construction of another house. CU. Mr Bailey and Ian consulting over plans. CU. Pencil pointing to plans on paper of new house. LV. Mr Bailey and Ian Hughes marking out for new house. LV. Mrs Mitchell with the help of neighbours lifting off window frame from heap of rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell carrying window frame with help of neighbour. GV. Mrs Mitchell with neighbours still clearing away rubble from the bulldozed site
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  • Bed Races (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Bed racing along streets of Romsey during carnival festivities. Hampshire. SV Exterior as young girl gets into bed at Romsey. CU Person making final adjustments to wheel. Pan up to show girl seated on bed. CU The girl. SV Girl sitting in bed. Bed is done up and called, "Bed mobile G.T.". CU Girl settling down in her seat in the bed mobile. CU Wheels of bed moving forward. Pan up to people pushing it. This bed is moving towards starting line. CU Girl in bed being pushed along towards starting line. CU Another ditto. CU Sign of bed. Pan up to lady sitting on bed. Pan down to pot hanging under bed. GV Beds lined up for start. CU Carnival Queen of Romsey, 18 year old Jane Edwards, starting race. SV Pan as beds race away. GV Beds race to- wards camera. Back V. Beds start to go out into the country. GV Bed going across small stream. Somebody on bank throws flour out over people who are pushing the bed. SV Four men holding bed over their heads coming across narrow bridge. GV More beds across stream with people throwing flour at people pushing them. SV Bed being pushed across narrow bridge. This bed belongs to Romsey Young Farmers, which was eventual second in race. Followed by another bed. SV Another bed being brought across bridge. CU Wheel on bed turning. LS Bed with long dragon's head pointing from bottom is pushed up ramp which has been greased so that people slip and slide. Bed comes over ramp. A man standing in back of van throws bucket of water over people pushing it. GV Four poster bed over ramp. Man throws bucket of water. Travelling S. Through street as camera passes bed. Travelling Another bed. This bed is the one with the serpents head on it. In this shot head is touching the ground. CU Pan as winning bed finishes. SV As bed comes to a halt. People who have been pushing it slump onto the bed. SV Crowd. SV One of the people who were pushing winning bed receives trophy from Jane Edwards. The person kisses Jane Edwards
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 1 BBC South

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode1 BBC South. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 1 BBC South. Steve Humphrey tells the story of BBC South from the first broadcasts of South at Six. Introductory footage is from the British Pathé Archive.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Stonehenge at sunrise with Druids ceremony. L.S... the sun rising over Stonehenge. M.S. Stonehenge. C.U. Pillars. L.S... Pillars. C.U. Two pillars. L.S... Druid ceremony. L.S... People walking in front of formation of stones. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Sun coming up over boulder. M.S. Two pillar formations. C.U. People walking around Stonehenge. Druid procession in far background. M.S. Sun shining through pillars. L.S... Sun coming up over Stonehenge. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Pillar formation fade out. L.S... Stunted pictures of mock dance around pillars of Stonehenge. S.C.U. Man appearing from behind stone and pulling funny face.
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