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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Stonehenge at sunrise with Druids ceremony. L.S... the sun rising over Stonehenge. M.S. Stonehenge. C.U. Pillars. L.S... Pillars. C.U. Two pillars. L.S... Druid ceremony. L.S... People walking in front of formation of stones. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Sun coming up over boulder. M.S. Two pillar formations. C.U. People walking around Stonehenge. Druid procession in far background. M.S. Sun shining through pillars. L.S... Sun coming up over Stonehenge. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Pillar formation fade out. L.S... Stunted pictures of mock dance around pillars of Stonehenge. S.C.U. Man appearing from behind stone and pulling funny face.
    2084 Views
  • Bournemouth Issue Title How's That (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – Travelogue item comparing modern Bournemouth to how it was in Victorian era. Part of issue titled HOW'S THAT? Bournemouth, Dorset. Travelogue item about South coast holiday resort. Various shots comparing Bournemouth's beach, cliffs and town as they are in 1939 to old photographs of same areas taken in 1870s. Great shots of tourists relaxing on promenade and paddling in sea. Good shots of public gardens, including the Bourne Stream. Item ends with shots of famous Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra performing. Note: commentary refers (incorrectly) to Bournemouth as being in Hampshire
    2083 Views
  • Army Of Peace (1933)

    🎬British Pathé – Young unemployed men live and work at the Grith Fyrd camp in the New Forest. Titles read: "The army of peace. Grith Fyrd, it is called, and the camp consists of many who are unemployed, but by no means unoccupied." On the bank of the River Avon near Fordingbridge we see various shots of the Grith Fyrd or Peace Army Camp, where "young men of all classes can develop themselves both physically and mentally". Bare chested young men cut down a tree and carry it back to the camp. Several shots of the men working in the camp, making concrete buildings, weaving rushes for shelter mats, weaving cloth for their clothes, doing woodwork and making sandals, milking goats, taking classes from other camp members, cooking, bathing in the river, drying themselves and running back for dinner. Commentator says this is neither a vocational training centre nor a holiday camp and adds "One of the main objects is to make constructive use of leisure, whether enforced or otherwise". Good footage of camp for unemployed young men during the Depression. Note: there is a letter on file from the Organising Secretary of the Camps
    1995 Views
  • Duke Of Gloucester Opens Bournemouth Pavilion (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, opens Bournemouth's new pavilion. GLOUCESTER, DUKE OF. PRINCE HENRY Item title reads - Duke of Gloucester opens Bournemouth's magnificent £250,000 Pavilion. Dorset. M/S of soldiers standing to attention. M/S of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, walking down the line and inspecting them. M/S profile of him stood with the mayor (?) L/S of the pavilion, the camera pans across people walking in front of it.
    1933 Views
  • C.E.A. Scrapbook For 1952 (1952)

    🎬British Pathé – Humorous film made for delegates to the Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference. High waves crash against a seaside seafront. A man in an overcoat and hat runs out to a shelter on the front. A man walks along the sea front under an umbrella. Flooded road (Alvis Ave.), water several feet deep in garden. Man and woman in rain coats and holding umbrella stand on pier. Flood water in front garden - sign reads 'Chalet to Let'. LV seafront with pier. People line up outside cinema ticket booth. LV Seafront at Llandudno in Wales. Various shots of men playing golf. (The voiceover describes it as "Work... work ... work") Men stand under golf umbrella marking scores. SV. Film Stars Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl at Meyrick Park bowling green. (From CEA Conference 1951 Bournemouth). Various traffic scenes from the turn of the Century. Female musicians in orchestra pit of Electric Palace cinema (clips from TTR - Edwardian Summer). Old fashioned Opel car driven along road, passed by man on a penny farthing bicycle. Man rides bicycle of the end of a pier. CU hand turning over pages in a picture book. View of Porthcawl, Wales. Seafront. Man tries to get statue of reclining female to drink from wine glass. Group of CEA (Cinema Exhibitors Association) delegates chatting. CU two men's feet walking along pavement. CU sign reading 'Kenilworth Hotel'. More feet on pavement. CU ext. Earls Court. Ext. Buckingham Palace, London. Views of various hotels in Bournemouth. Delegates at conference. Men playing golf. Young woman rides motorcycle around 'Wall of Death'. Strange rotating funfair ride. Centrifugal spinning ride - man pinned to wall by centrifugal force. Speeded up film of people riding Merry-go-round. Speeded up film of driving style ride. Speeded up film of roller coaster. Speeded up film of watersplash ride. POV speeded up shots of driving through London traffic. GV of Llandudno, Wales seafront. Voiceover describes the next sequence as being wives of delegates to the CEA (Cinema Exhibitors Association) Conference - in fact we see - Glamorous women combing hair and getting dressed in backstage dressing room. Two women doing keep fit exercises. Four women in leotards exercising with balls. Woman having legs stretched by physiotherapist. (Great CU of her face). Women in leotards exercising on floor with balls. CU and MS of woman having some kind of beauty treatment applied - possibly petroleum jelly - smeared over skin. Two women in leotards and fishnet tights exercise. Woman fastens strap on dress (Voiceover makes a joke about support). Woman exercises by rolling ball around waist. Mr Fuller (CEA General Secretary) and Mr Bill Speakman (President of CEA) at table looking over papers. Mr Speakman puts on a traditional Welsh cap and bonnet. End title reads - "Good Wishes from Pathe to Our C.E.A. Friends."
    1918 Views
  • 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
    1854 Views

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