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  • A HOME BY THE SEA (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - Quite rightly the people of Tristan da Cunha are to live near the sea. Overlooking Southampton Waters, their new homes are at the former RAF station at Calshot. Everything's been done to make them comfortable in what used to be married quarters, and even the larders were stocked!
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  • Miniature Railway (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – A small scale railway carries passengers around the grounds of a large house. Shots of a steam engine starting off along the track. It looks real but as the shot widens we see that it is a scale model and is being driven by a young child sitting in the cab. The miniature railway was started by the brothers Holder in the 1890s. Various shots around the mini railway - there are several engines, engine sheds. lots of track etc. The carriages are big enough to carry adults. Shots of two men in a workshop doing repairs to the wheels of a train. Various shots of the trains on their 10 1/4 inch gauge tracks. We see a young Miss Mary Cook feeding coal to the boiler before she drives the train off along the tracks from the engine shed. Various nice shots from on board the train as it travels around the extensive grounds of the house
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  • Like A Giant Cheese Cutter (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Wartime hangars on Salisbury Plain are demolished to give clear view of Stonehenge. Wiltshire. Item title reads - Like a giant cheese cutter. Messrs. Chivers & Sons cut great wartime hangars on behalf of National Trust to give clear view of Stonehenge once again. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. M/S of a man at the top of one of the hangars, securing rope which he slides down. M/S as they pull the hangars down with the rope, various shots as they are demolished and fall over like dominoes.
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  • Holiday Everywhere (1960)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at people enjoying their holidays in Brighton and Bournemouth. Item title reads - Holiday everywhere. Brighton, Sussex and Bournemouth, Dorset. M/S's Brighton beaches and promenade. M/S beatniks walking along promenade. M/S people sat on Brighton pier. C/U woman snoozing. Pan across small girl running along holding ice lolly. M/S Brighton promenade. M/S group of young people sat on beach. M/S couple seated in deckchairs. M/S children digging in the sand. Aerial shot of people gathered round the Golden Mile. M/S sign reading 'The Silver Mile'. M/S mayors of Brighton and Hove bending to put coins down. M/S crowds watching. M/S John Turner, Ronnie Carroll and Millicent Martin bending down to put coins on the silver mile in aid of underprivileged children. L/S Tommy Cooper standing with officials. C/U Tommy. M/S crowds of people. M/S Ronnie Carroll signing autographs. M/S Ian Carmichael doing same. M/S Tommy Cooper and two ladies putting coins on the Silver Mile. L/S Barry Langford being chased towards camera by policeman and policewoman, he is holding various pieces of silverware. C/U Tommy Cooper looking on. M/S Barry putting silverware on the mile. M/S Bournemouth beach. M/S two boys playing with ball. M/S man and woman eating. M/S group seated on beach. C/U young woman sleeping. People walk in beach garb holding umbrella to protect themselves from rain. C/U rain splashing in puddle. M/S man walking along with rubber raft over his head. M/S people walking back from beach with towels over their heads. M/S of the Foster family walking from their house pushing their bicycles. M/S Mr and Mrs James Foster getting onto their four seater tandem with their son Dennis and daughter Christine. M/S as their other daughter Janet and son David get on their tandem. 4 year old twins Lynn and Shirley go in sidecar. C/U as the family pull away past camera, pan with the last of them, Susan is on her own bike. M/S family going down the road. Various shots as they cycle along. C/U man looking surprised. M/S the first four Fosters on their bike. C/U Lynn and Julie in the trailer. L/S of the family.
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  • In Aid Of Charity (1930)

    🎬British Pathé – Amy Johnson opens a hospital fete in Bournemouth. Full title reads: "In Aid of Charity. Miss Amy Johnson, CBE & Miss Majorie Foster receive civic reception and open Bournemouth Hospital Fete." Bournemouth, Dorset. Famous aviator Amy Johnson brings her biplane 'Jason' in to land at Bournemouth. Shots of a cavalcade carrying Miss Johnson and Miss Foster past large cheering crowds. Amy John makes a speech from a stage. She thanks the people for their welcome. Pan across crowd. She opens the Hospital Charity fete. The guests are given three cheers.
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  • His Last Voyage (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – The coffin of Commodore Sir Edgar Britten is carried aboard the tug "Calshot" to be taken and buried at sea. The Needles, Isle of Wight. Item title reads - His last voyage. Commodore Sir Edgar Britten (Captain of the "Queen Mary") buried at sea. The Needles, Isle of Wight. L/S as the camera pans across the tug "Calshot". M/S as Commodore Sir Edgar Britten's coffin is carried aboard the tug, ensigns are flown at half mast as it is lifted up in a harness then lowered onto a platform. M/S of officers watching. M/S of the coffin. M/S as crew and family come onboard, M/S as they stand on deck with the coffin. M/S's as the tug sails away into the mist
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