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  • Freefolk Issue Title Is Take That (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – Travelogue item about idyllic Hampshire village of Freefolk. M/S of country lane. Various shots of smart thatched cottages. M/S of church. M/S of detached brick house. C/U of old couple, described by narrator as Abraham and wife. M/S of mothers and children walking up lane. Various shots of trees. Various shots of streams and River Test. Various shots of wooden mill house over river. According to narrator the mill belongs to Brendan Bracken, minister of information. Various shots of pretty gardens. C/U of an eel trap on river. M/S of man catching eel. Various shots of anglers trout fishing. All looks very picturesque and idyllic
    722 Views
  • 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.
    798 Views
  • Goat Farm (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – An item about goats - they are bred for their milk and to help trim the turf roof of the owners log cabin. New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of a Norwegian style log cabin with a turf roof. On the roof, a goat nibbles the turf to keep it trim, its leash is held by a woman. C/U of a goat. M/S of a goat jumping over a fence. M/S of a herd of goats going into a barn. A woman goes into a pen and separates a Billy from a Nanny goat. She leads the Nanny onto a bench to milk her. Various shots of the goat being milked. M/S of the Billy goats - they are kept away from the Nannies as they make the milk smell (!?). Various shots of Billies in a field butting each other. The goats are all British Toggenburg. One of women featured is Mrs. M. E. Platten (sp.)
    716 Views
  • Grand Prix Miniatures (1968)

    🎬British Pathé – Craftsman Henri Baigent finishes a painstakingly detailed model of Jim Clark's Formula One Lotus Ford. Bournemouth, Dorset. Various shots show Formula One driver Jim Clark in a Lotus Ford in the Grand Prix. Commentator says "Now he is dead, the Flying Scot who won more Grand Prix than any other driver". We then see several shots of Henri Baigent working on a miniature model of the Lotus Ford, that was to be presented to Jim Clark to commemorate his Grand Prix victories. Every part of the model is made by hand - extremely detailed work. The story ends with a L/S of Jim Clark driving along after winning a race, with the back of his car covered with flowers. Note: there is a newspaper article on file about Henri and his work
    756 Views
  • Historic Cars In New Museum (1959)

    🎬British Pathé – Guest from the world of motoring attend opening of Montagu Motor Museum at Beaulieu. Titles read: "HISTORIC CARS IN NEW MUSEUM". Hampshire. L/S of Beaulieu Abbey with flowers in foreground. Various shots of guests arriving at Palace House, Beaulieu for the opening of the new Montagu Motor Museum. Lord Montagu and his fiancee Belinda Crossley greet people, including the mother of the late Mike Hawthorn, Stirling Moss and his wife Katie. Several shots of veteran cars in the exhibition hall. M/S of Sir Henry Segrave's Sunbeam car. We see the 1906 Renault that Montagu will drive to his wedding. Lord Brabazon of Tara unveils a commemorative plaque on the wall while Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Raymond Mays applaud. Outside Beaulieu Abbey the guests watch a drive past of several veteran cars, including an Hispano-Suiza and a Leon Bollee from 1895
    724 Views
  • His Last Voyage (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – The coffin of Commodore Sir Edgar Britten is carried aboard the tug "Calshot" to be taken and buried at sea. The Needles, Isle of Wight. Item title reads - His last voyage. Commodore Sir Edgar Britten (Captain of the "Queen Mary") buried at sea. The Needles, Isle of Wight. L/S as the camera pans across the tug "Calshot". M/S as Commodore Sir Edgar Britten's coffin is carried aboard the tug, ensigns are flown at half mast as it is lifted up in a harness then lowered onto a platform. M/S of officers watching. M/S of the coffin. M/S as crew and family come onboard, M/S as they stand on deck with the coffin. M/S's as the tug sails away into the mist
    667 Views

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