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  • Druids Hail The Dawn (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Druids await first rays of midsummer sun to start ritual which acclaims the longest day. Full title reads: "DRUIDS HAIL THE DAWN". Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wiltshire. General view of Stonehenge at dawn - sun rising, Pagans gathered for the ceremony which acclaims the longest day. Long shot of the Pagan ceremony of Hailing the Dawn. Sightseers standing on stones. Chief Druid dropping wand. Side shot, small dog in centre of circle walks over to wand lifter, sniffs and walks away. Close up shot of Chief Druid. Side view, Chief Druid getting ready to perform rite. Flame burning. Drinking ceremony. People looking on. Chief Druid lifts wand. Man bowing on top of stones. Long view of the ceremony amidst stones. Sun rising over Stonehenge. Man lifts head, looks round and disappears behind rock
    1501 Views
  • Chimney Stacks Blown Up (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Two 100 foot chimneys are demolished to make way for housing estate. No titles. Chimneys demolished to make way for housing development. Coinfer Park, Lower Parkstone - could be development in Poole / Bournemouth in Dorset. Various shots of two 100 foot chimneys being prepared for demolition. A man pushes gelignite charges into a hole at the base of the chimneys. Good shots of the first chimney falling to the ground after a small explosion at the base. A bulldozer clears away the rubble of bricks and cement. The second tower is demolished and collapses to the ground
    1494 Views
  • BEAULIEU STOCK SHOTS (1967)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND - Various general views of Beaulieu Palace Various general views of Beaulieu Church Various Shots - ponies in New Forest.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    744 Views
  • WATCH ON THE FORESTS (1963)

    🎬British Movietone - That Christmas tree you buy from the shops - have you ever wondered where it was grown? Quite possibly it comes from one of the 500 forests maintained by the Forestry Commission. Their job is to take precautions against tree bandits at this time of year. Here, in the New Forest, 35,000 woodland acres have to be patrolled day and night.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    923 Views
  • TUCKTONIA (1976)

    🎬British Movietone - Britain's major tourist sites, all on 3½ acres of land in Bournemouth, that's the model world of 'Tucktonia'. Described as 'the best of Britain in miniature', the displays are not just static, for example, the River Thames flows through at 15ft a minute.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    554 Views
  • NEW FOREST PONIES (1968)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND - Auction in progress - yearly sale of the new forest ponies. Pigs, Ponies and speeding vehicles

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    1373 Views

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