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  • RIDING ON AIR (1964)

    🎬British Movietone - At Hythe by Southampton Water a full scale experiment is underway - Development Engineer Anthony Plunkett takes control of a rather ungainly contraption. Although it weighs three tons, air pressure raises it half an inch off the ground, allowing it to be pushed along with one finger. Enclose it in a aerodynamic shell and you have a hovertrain which could travel at a comfortable 200 mph.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    572 Views
  • Pony Drift: The British "Wild West" (2018)

    🎬Pony Drift: The British "Wild West" BBC Earth. Horse racing in the forest is an excellent occasion to see some breath taking "pony drifts", where riders gather up and herd the ponies at high speeds. The film features many recognizable faces including father and son, Richard and Robert Stride.
    2849 Views
  • Ponies By Auction (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of New Forest ponies being rounded up and branded. L/S Pan foresters move away on their horses. M/S Notice "Caution animal roundup". L/S Pan Ponies galloping across moors. L/S Pan forester chasing ponies. L/S Pan another forester chasing more ponies. L/S Pan. As the ponies are herded towards farm enclosure. L/S Pan as one stray pony is chased around to the enclosure. L/S Group of ponies in enclosure. M/S Forester grabs ponies tail to cut it. C/U As he cuts pony's tail. C/U One of the ponies. M/S Another forester cuts pony's tail. L/S Pan the pens and sales ring. M/S Ponies coming into sale ring. L/S Group of ponies in ring. M/S Auctioneer. M/S Pony in the ring. C/U Man watching. L/S Pony and foal in ring. M/S Auctioneer makes sale. L/S The pens and sale ring
    1019 Views
  • Practice Makes Perfect! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Members of the British Ryder Cup golf team practice their swings at Brockenhurst. Full title reads: "Brockenhurst. Practice makes Perfect! Our Ryder Cup team show fine form with the American ball, with which they will have to play in great golf 'Test'." Members of the British Ryder Cup golf team practice their swings. Various shots of golfers driving off and playing out on the course. One player puts in a long distance putt. N.B. Unable to identify players - any information gratefully received. MD
    696 Views
  • Powerboat Race (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. Full title reads: "Cowes-Torquay. Powerboat Race". Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. GV and Aerials The Solent, Isle of Wight and Cowes. GV Start of the Power Boat Race. SV Pan No 68 pan to back view as No 68 joins up with other speed boats. GV Air, and nearer shot: Power boat race in progress. GV all boats in line racing at speed. Low air shot as camera passes No 1 four others in bg. Low air shot, passing No 16. GV Air view as the speed boats round the bend nr. Ventnor, Isle of Wight. GV showing three boats in the lead at speed. Low air shots of Nos. 16, 48, 79, 77 and 40. Low air shot as No 66 passes No 10 which has broken down. GV No 11 in the lead passing St Alban's head. Low air shot No 66 at speed. Low air shot No 11 in the lead. GV Various small yachts etc. in Torquay Harbour. CU Yachting type looking through binoculars. GV No 11 "Lucky Moppie" racing down the wrong side of the finishing line. GV Crowds watching. GV Pan as No 66 "Surfrider" crosses the finishing line to win. GV Crowds on the jetty. SV As No 66 comes into the berthing bay. GV Crowds round the speed boats. SV The winning crew of the Surfrider standing in the bow of their boat.
    622 Views
  • Premier Opens Big Refinery (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Clement Attlee opens the new oil refinery at Fawley. He talks about the situation at Abadan. Full title reads: "Premier Opens Big Refinery". Fawley, Nr. Southampton, Hampshire. Various shots of huge oil refinery with lots of pipes. LV Ship alongside jetty, pipe lines in foreground. SV Pipe lines from jetty to refinery. More shots of refinery. GV large audience waiting for opening. SV Pan, Prime Minister Clement Attlee and officials walking up steps. CU Fuel Minister Philip Noel Baker. GV Audience with Attlee on platform. SV Attlee's speech. CU Attlee speaking about oil supplies from Abadan - Persia / Iran. SV Attlee walking away to unveil plaque. LV Attlee unveils plaque. CU Plaque. VS of refinery and storage tanks
    687 Views

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