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  • Eve At The Round-Up (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Wild Dartmoor ponies are rounded up. Devon. Although not filmed in The New Forest, it is a window on the practices of the time: A Dartmoor Study. "Every year a "drift" (or round-up) of the famous Dartmoor ponies takes place - and hundreds are collected." L/Ss of horses trotting across the moors. "The riders, who are mainly the owners of the animals, carry out the round-up - and a hard-riding job it is - " Riders trot away from the camera across the moors. M/S of wild horses run across a little bridge. High angle shot of riders coming down a hill with the wild horses being herded ahead of them. Various shots of the horses being herded. "The ponies are driven into a "harrish" field, where the owners sort them out." Various shots of the ponies. "All foals belong to the owners of the mares - " M/S of a boy standing with a young foal
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  • Girl Stunt Driver Aka Stock Car Race (1958)

    🎬British Pathé – A brother and sister team perform dangerous stunts at a stock car race. Matcham Park stadium, Bournemouth. M/S of a young boy in red boiler suit tinkering with the engine on an old car, a man also in a red suit is standing by it and another man comes over and pulls the bonnet down. Some people are stood in the background behind the car. C/U of a programme someone is reading with 'Stock Car Racing plus The Hell Fire Dare-Devil Stunt Drivers' on the front. C/U of the man and woman who are reading it. L/S of a stock car race, the crowds are in the background and the cars are lined up, a man is holding the green starting flag he waves it and moves away. C/U of a car's wheels as it moves off. L/S of the cars as they race towards the camera, some spectators are watching on the left, the camera follows them round and focuses on a red car with 'P32' on the side. Various shots of the race in progress, some of the cars crash and spin round. C/U of a man and woman in the crowd, he has his arm round her. M/S of the race, a red car - '275' crashes through some barrels and drives across the grass. M/S of more cars hurtling round the track. C/U of an older woman with two younger men and a young woman watching them. M/S of the winning car an Oldsmobile 'Rocket' 88 driven by Stan Johnson, he is holding the black and white chequered winner's flag as he drives past the camera. L/S of a group of men pushing a big green van into position next to some wooden ramps. M/S of a man in a red top moving a piece of wood and giving the thumbs up. M/S of a man and a woman standing by a silver stock car a 22 horse power Ford V8 with 'The Hell Fire Drivers' written in red on the side, the man is adjusting something under the bonnet and the girl is holding a racing helmet. The narrator says they are Ellis and Maureen Daw from Plymouth, a brother and sister stunt team. C/U shot from a low angle of Maureen putting her helmet on. C/U of Ellis's face. C/U of Maureen fastening her helmet. /S of their car driving along, it goes up some ramps and tries to crash through the lorry that was shown earlier. The car hits the lorry sideways and falls on its side. C/U of petrol spilling out of the tank onto the floor. M/S of Ellis looking shaken, there are several men round him, he walks off with some of them. L/S of five men stacking wooden crates on the track, M/S of the men arranging the boxes. M/S of Ellis checking the crates. M/S of Maureen climbing up onto the bonnet of a black car, a 30 horse power 1938 Ford V8, she chats to one of the men. M/S of another man dousing the crates in petrol from a can, crowds of people are watching in the background. L/S of people pushing the car along with Maureen on the bonnet holding on to the front and Ellis at the steering wheel. L/S of the crates being torched, as they burst into flame the car drives through with Maureen on the front, they come out of the other side and drive off. C/U of a boy with ginger hair in the crowd watching the scene. M/S of Maureen standing on the car again, C/U of her gripping a handle. M/S of her holding on to both handles on the back. The car is pushed along past the camera. L/S of the car approaching a steep ramp, as it takes off Maureen is thrown to the ground, the car lands on the other side. C/U of an ambulance sign. M/S of her being carried on a stretcher and put into the back of an ambulance where a nurse helps lift her in.
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  • CHOC BAR (1967)

    🎬British Movietone - In Bournemouth, the Salisbury Bars open up with a new idea. A play room for children, with closed-circuit TV, so that parents can watch them as they enjoy a drink.
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  • 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.
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  • RIDING ON AIR (1964)

    🎬British Movietone - At Hythe by Southampton Water a full scale experiment is underway - Development Engineer Anthony Plunkett takes control of a rather ungainly contraption. Although it weighs three tons, air pressure raises it half an inch off the ground, allowing it to be pushed along with one finger. Enclose it in a aerodynamic shell and you have a hovertrain which could travel at a comfortable 200 mph.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • Make Your Own Dinghy (1961)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of fibre glass boat being built in factory, Lymington, Hampshire. L/S of the workers lifting the mould of the boat. C/U of man mixing resin. C/U clock showing time at 11:15. Workers placing fibre glass on the mould. M/S of overlap of fibreglass being cut off. M/S of foreman giving signal for workers to knock off for lunch. C/U of c;lock showing time of 12:17. M/S of workers placing beading around the hull. C/U of photographer. M/S of workers placing beading around the hull followed by the seats. L/S of two people in the boat fitted with outboard motor on river. They wave to the camera
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