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  • Crown And Country: The New Forest (1996)

    🎬Crown And Country: Season 4, Episode 3 - The New Forest. Edward Windsor takes to horseback and discovers that it was not always ponies for which the New Forest was famous. As we discover it has born witness to more than its fair share of mysterious deaths and acts of treason.

    Crown and Country ran for 5 seasons. Edward Wessex, Queen Elizabeth the Second's youngest son, makes a personal tour of some of the most famous landmarks in British History. It is a story of intrigue and treason, violent death and treachery that helped shape the rich tapestry of Britain's past.

    Written and Presented by Edward Windsor
    Camera Patrick Rowe
    Sound Simon Pinkerton
    On-line Editor Neil Patience
    Music Paul Pritchard
    Editor Cathy Houlihan
    Executive Producer (Meridian) Mary McAnally
    Executive Producer (Ardent) Edward Windsor
    Produced and Directed by Robin Baxtor

    Ardent Productions for Meridian Broadcasting 1996
    1457 Views
  • Ejector Seat Gets Rocket (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – A new design of aircraft ejector seat is tests in the Solent. Full title reads: "Solent. Ejector Seat Gets Rocket". Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire. GV boat putting out to sea. GV various groups of men most of them NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) officials on quay. CU the Swiss air attache Colonel Mosimann. SV Colonel. McIlhaney and his wife he is from the American Strategic Air Command (SAC). LV the aircraft Lighter at sea the rocket carrying the Ejector seat is fired and zooms up out of picture. LV the parachute descending. GV Ditto with the Dummy suspended from the chute. The dummy hits the water. SV the dummy floating in the inflated dinghy. GV dinghy with outboard motor going out of the rescue. GV Ditto as another rescue dinghy comes into sight and they head towards the floating dummy. SV the dinghy containing the dummy being attached by rope to the rescue dinghy. CU the dummy lying in the floating dinghy.
    842 Views
  • Fawley Fire (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Huge oil refinery fire in North Southampton. Hampshire. Various night shots of what looks like the end of the fire that damaged Fawley Oil Refinery in North Southampton. Various shots of the firemen at work and also climbing into their appliances and driving off. All night footage
    903 Views
  • Fawley Refinery (1953)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at the exterior of Fawley oil refinery in Southampton, Hampshire. Fawley refinery. Southampton, Hampshire. Various shots of oil tanker in dock with pipes running from it, camera pans across to oil refinery where the crude oil goes. C/U pipes. Various good exterior shots of the refinery. M/S steam rising out of pipe. L/S flare stack which burns off excess gases
    943 Views
  • Feathered Lightening (1922)

    🎬British Pathé – Hundreds of racing pigeons are released in Bournemouth, Dorset. Racing pigeons released in Bournemouth, Dorset. Full titles read: "FEATHERED 'LIGHTENING' - Hundreds of London's best flying pigeons released." L/S long row of baskets of pigeons in the street being prepared for release. A man pours some water into a tray in on basket. C/U of man holding a pigeon while another uses a ringing device on it's leg. C/U of the pigeon. L/S of the pigeon owner opening the baskets and with a flurry of feathers the pigeons burst out and fly away.
    841 Views
  • First Open Tennis Tournament (1968)

    🎬British Pathé – First lawn tennis tournament open to amateur and professionals - lots of tennis stars attend. No title. First open lawn tennis tournament at Bournemouth, Dorset for amateur and professional players. L/S tennis matches in progress on row of courts. Various shots tennis player Peter Curtis and Fred Stolle playing game. Panning shot tennis player Christine Truman arriving. Panning shot tennis player Bobby Wilson. C/U tennis player Stanley Matthews Jnr. M/S group of young players. C/U tennis player John Paish. M/S tennis player O. K. Davidson looking at programme. C/U ditto. Various shots tennis player Virginia Wade signing autographs for group of schoolgirls. M/S tennis player Angela Mortimer with fashion designer Teddy Tinling. C/U ditto (Tinling is wearing unusual collarless shirt and necklace!) C/U tennis player Angela Mortimer. Various shots match between Mrs. P.M. Roberts (tennis player Margaret Roberts) and Virginia Wade on the centre court
    849 Views

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