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  • 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
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  • 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
    334 Views
  • Miniature Railway (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – A small scale railway carries passengers around the grounds of a large house. Shots of a steam engine starting off along the track. It looks real but as the shot widens we see that it is a scale model and is being driven by a young child sitting in the cab. The miniature railway was started by the brothers Holder in the 1890s. Various shots around the mini railway - there are several engines, engine sheds. lots of track etc. The carriages are big enough to carry adults. Shots of two men in a workshop doing repairs to the wheels of a train. Various shots of the trains on their 10 1/4 inch gauge tracks. We see a young Miss Mary Cook feeding coal to the boiler before she drives the train off along the tracks from the engine shed. Various nice shots from on board the train as it travels around the extensive grounds of the house
    328 Views
  • Flying Boats For Sale (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – Item title reads - Flying Boats for sale. Out of date Princess Flying Boats for sale. Calshot, Hampshire. Various shots of the Princess flying boats on slipway, M/S scaffolding on tail. Various shots of the flying boats. Various shots from 1952 of one of the flying boats being manoeuvred into the water at Cowes, Isle of Wight. People run to watch. Various shots of the boat in the water
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  • Film Chiefs In Conference (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – CEA hold conference in Bournemouth, whilst stars attend premiere of 'Happy Go Lovely'. Item title reads - Film Chief in Conference. Bournemouth, Dorset. M/S Bournemouth, pan to sea. M/S Town Hall. M/S conference. C/U Mr Speakman. C/U Harry Mears. M/S CEA conference. M/S crowd outside Westover Cinema for world premiere of 'Happy Go Lovely'. M/S women programme sellers entering theatre. Various shots crowds in foyer. M/S as Sir Philip Warter greets Councillor and Mrs Mears. M/S Patricia Dainton and Kieron Moore being greeted by Sir Philip Warter and others. C/U Pat shaking hands with Mrs Mears. M/S Joan Dowling talking into microphone outside cinema. M/S Philip Warter and others greeting mayor and mayoress of Bournemouth. M/S mayor and mayoress being greeted by Mears and his wife. M/S crowd in foyer. C/U George Robey shaking hands with Sir Philip Warter and Mr David Goodlatte. M/S crowd. M/S George walking away from executives.
    318 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.)
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