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  • Like A Giant Cheese Cutter (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Wartime hangars on Salisbury Plain are demolished to give clear view of Stonehenge. Wiltshire. Item title reads - Like a giant cheese cutter. Messrs. Chivers & Sons cut great wartime hangars on behalf of National Trust to give clear view of Stonehenge once again. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. M/S of a man at the top of one of the hangars, securing rope which he slides down. M/S as they pull the hangars down with the rope, various shots as they are demolished and fall over like dominoes.
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  • 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
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 14 Sir Alec Rose

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 14 Sir Alec Rose. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 14 Sir Alec Rose. One of a series of features celebrating BBC South's 50 years of broadcasting. Steve Humphrey recalls how Southsea greengrocer Alec Rose sailed single handedly around the world in 1967, returning the next year to a hero's welcome and a knighthood. His yacht, Lively Lady, is now operated by a charity which offers life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged young people. Some footage (c) Pathe

    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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  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • 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
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  • Holiday Everywhere (1960)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at people enjoying their holidays in Brighton and Bournemouth. Item title reads - Holiday everywhere. Brighton, Sussex and Bournemouth, Dorset. M/S's Brighton beaches and promenade. M/S beatniks walking along promenade. M/S people sat on Brighton pier. C/U woman snoozing. Pan across small girl running along holding ice lolly. M/S Brighton promenade. M/S group of young people sat on beach. M/S couple seated in deckchairs. M/S children digging in the sand. Aerial shot of people gathered round the Golden Mile. M/S sign reading 'The Silver Mile'. M/S mayors of Brighton and Hove bending to put coins down. M/S crowds watching. M/S John Turner, Ronnie Carroll and Millicent Martin bending down to put coins on the silver mile in aid of underprivileged children. L/S Tommy Cooper standing with officials. C/U Tommy. M/S crowds of people. M/S Ronnie Carroll signing autographs. M/S Ian Carmichael doing same. M/S Tommy Cooper and two ladies putting coins on the Silver Mile. L/S Barry Langford being chased towards camera by policeman and policewoman, he is holding various pieces of silverware. C/U Tommy Cooper looking on. M/S Barry putting silverware on the mile. M/S Bournemouth beach. M/S two boys playing with ball. M/S man and woman eating. M/S group seated on beach. C/U young woman sleeping. People walk in beach garb holding umbrella to protect themselves from rain. C/U rain splashing in puddle. M/S man walking along with rubber raft over his head. M/S people walking back from beach with towels over their heads. M/S of the Foster family walking from their house pushing their bicycles. M/S Mr and Mrs James Foster getting onto their four seater tandem with their son Dennis and daughter Christine. M/S as their other daughter Janet and son David get on their tandem. 4 year old twins Lynn and Shirley go in sidecar. C/U as the family pull away past camera, pan with the last of them, Susan is on her own bike. M/S family going down the road. Various shots as they cycle along. C/U man looking surprised. M/S the first four Fosters on their bike. C/U Lynn and Julie in the trailer. L/S of the family.
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