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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode2 John Arlott's Avington. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington. The earliest surviving recording of BBC South is from 1962 and includes a feature by the illustrious sports broadcaster John Arlott, who produced a series of reports called ABC of the South, visiting places around the region in alphabetical order. One of the first came from the village of Avington, nestling in the Itchen Valley just east of Winchester. Roger Johnson has been re-tracing his steps.

    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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  • Os-Ke-Non-Ton (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – Os-Ke-Non-Ton, hereditary chief of the Mohawk tribe, and now radio star, pitches his wigwam in the New Forest and entertains by singing a love song. Item title reads - The New Empire Review now has pleasure in presenting the famous North American Red Indian Chief Os-Ke-Non-Ton famous on concert platform and radio. L/S's of pine woods of Langdown Lawn at Hythe in the New Forest. M/S of a wigwam pitched in the middle of the woods. M/S as Os-Ke-Non-Ton, hereditary chief of the Mohawk tribe, emerges in traditional native American dress. He kneels, then starts to make a fire by rubbing wood together, M/S as he holds up burning cloth and puts it under a pile of wood. M/S as he lights his long pipe from the fire. M/S as he puts on his magnificent Indian head-dress. M/S as he cups his hands to his mouth and calls. He then announces he is going to sing a Red Indian love song and introduces it. He bangs a drum as he sings. M/S after the song has finished he picks up a blanket and walks away into the woods. End Titles
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  • SCHOOLBOYS OPEN DAY AT LONGMOOR (1958)

    🎬British Movietone - We went down to the Army Railway Centre in Hampshire. And so did over 130 schoolboys. It was an open invitation from the Royal Engineers. "Come and see how we run a railway" - they said. And "just watch how we do it" said the kids.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • PRINCE CHARLES AND LADY DIANA AT BROADLANDS (1981)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND - Broadlands. MS Lord Mountbatten's 1924 Rolls Royce arrives driven by Lord Romsey, with Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer and Lady Romsey. MS They alight from car and Prince and lady Diana are welcomed. MS Prince cuts tape to open the Mountbatten Exhibition and then examines scissors to see if they are blunt. MS Royal party out of Exhibition. GV Crowd gathered in gardens. SEQUENCE: Lady Diana and then Prince Charles plant Atlantic Cedar trees. Various shots - Prince and Lady Diana meeting the crowd (Lady Diana is handed flowers and sweets by childre). CU Lady Diana holding a baby which she then hands back to his mother. PAN Prince and Lady Diana returnign to House. GV Broadlands. NB: The Prince and Lady Diana were visiting Broadlands, their first Official Public Engagement so that the Prince could open The Mountbatten Exhibition, a tribute to the late Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The Exhibition was created by Lord Romsey (Mountbatten's Grandson) and Lady Romsey (the former Penelope Eastwood).

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • Tour De Britain (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Coverage of the first two stages of the Daily Express round Britain cycle race.Full title reads: "Tour De Britain". Daily Express round Britain cycle race. It starts in Hyde Park, London. CU Cyclist spinning cycle wheel. SV Pan up cyclists preparing bikes. CU Putting water bottle onto frame. LV Crowds around cyclists. CU French cyclists signing autograph. LV Starter with flag. SV Start with flag and cyclists start. Travel Shot. Cyclists cycling past crowds in Hyde Park. GV of London from Vauxhall Bridge. LV Cyclists cycling across Vauxhall Bridge. GV Cyclists along Bromley High Street, Kent. BV Rounding bend. CU Two cyclists. Travel Shot. Husband and wife on tandem with baby alongside. CU Signpost to Farnborough and Hastings. CU No 2 Georges Blum in the lead. LV And Pan, Cyclists racing down hill en route for Hastings. CU Signpost to Eastbourne. LV Towards and pan No 2 racing through Eastbourne. SV Cyclists racing along and being given satchels of food. SV Pan cyclists racing along and being given satchels of food. CU Ian Steel in the lead now, eating food and passes food to cyclist along side. CU Feed on pedals. GV No 5 over the line and cycles towards camera. CU Gabriel Audemard being congratulated. Angle shot. Crowds looking down from balcony. SV Gabriel Audemard cycling along in front wearing yellow jersey and waving to crowds. CU Gabriel waving to crowds. LV Cyclists passing through Arundel (castle in background) CU Broken cycle on pavement Pan up to Edward Hawkins No 8 of the Irish team. SV Pan, carrying broken cycle to lorry. GV Pan Cyclists crossing Portsdown Hill with Portsmouth in the background. LV Pan. Cyclists along country road and over bridge at Swaythling. SV Sign. Welcome to the New Forest. Angle shot. Racing through the New Forest. SV Towards and Pan. No 18 David Bedwell coming in to win at Bournemouth. GV No 18 over the line. CU Winner No 18
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  • Gypsies In The New Forest (1947)

    🎬British Pathé – Gypsies living in New Forest might be forced to move. New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of the shacks of the gypsy encampment in the New Forest showing tents, people, dogs, chickens and utensils scattered about. MS. Various shots of the Gypsy women and children. CU. A boy preparing a meal in a bucket over a campfire. MS. A man sawing logs. MS. Small boy peeping out of a shack. CU. The small boy peeping out of a shack. CU. The small boy showing his ragged clothing. Several shots of an older boy posing for the camera. CU. A mother and baby. CU. Chickens. MS. Line of washing strung between trees. MS. Three gypsies on horseback trotting along road. CU. A signpost pointing to Lyndhurst. Moves are afoot to turn the nomadic people who live in shacks in the New Forest out
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