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  • Bigger Bournemouth! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – The Mayor of Bournemouth cuts ribbon to inaugurate the extension of the town boundaries. Full title reads: "Hampshire. Bigger Bournemouth! Mayor and Corporation inaugurate extension of boundaries - nearly doubling size - of famous seaside resort." Bournemouth, Hampshire. The Mayor of Bournemouth and other local civic dignitaries walk along road in procession. They stop at a tape across the road which the Mayor, after making a speech (mute), cuts. They then proceed to walk into the newly extended part of Bournemouth. The Mayor, Percy May Bright, lays a ceremonial stone marking the extension of the boundary. The Mayor is welcomed to the new area.
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  • Bishop Of Winchester's Walking Tour (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett makes a walking our of his Diocese. Title reads "News in a Nutshell". This item is part of the "News in a Nutshell" - a roundup of the short news. It is probably the first of the news, hence the title. BISHOP OF WINCHESTER'S WALKING TOUR Various, Winchester. Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett walking with several other people along the country road. He is making a walking tour of his Diocese. Bishop walking along the country road and through the villages, shaking hands with villagers, chatting to various people. Bishop is seen talking to children. Bishop walking
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  • Blessing The Waters At Muddeford News In A Nutshell (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Traditional ceremony carried out a start of salmon fishing season by local vicar. Blessing the water at Muddeford. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief. Muddeford, nr. Bournemouth, Dorset. Traditional ceremony at beginning of each year's salmon fishing. Various shots of procession of people and choir boys, led by Reverend Eric Dickson, walking down to beach. The vicar gives a short service. Various of Rev. Dickson in a rowing boat blessing the waters. Note: old records spell village name - Mudeford.
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  • Blind Man Issue Title Is Pathe Pictorial Looks At Other People's Problems (1947)

    🎬British Pathé – Stanley Turner was once blind, an operation allows him to see his home and family again. Issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS. Various library shots of workers leaving factory. Salisbury, Wiltshire C/U of blind telephone operator, Stanley Turner, at work. Various shots of church - could be Salisbury Cathedral. Narrator explains that Stanley has recently regained his sight thanks to operation. Various shots of market town (probably Salisbury). Shots are taken from point of view of Stanley walking. He buys some daffodils from a flower seller in street. M/S of Stanley's wife putting daffodils into a vase. Various shots of Stanley playing with his two young sons. Despite wearing thick glasses Stanley is able to read story to them. Various shots of Stanley admiring his favourite pipe. He picks up a photograph of his wife and looks at it, she then walks over to him. * may not be correct - Salisbury is only mentioned in commentary as location of infirmary
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  • Bournemouth Beach (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – English beach life comes back to normal after the war. Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear. Possibly Bournemouth - certainly Southern England. Panning shots of anti-tank defences and barbed wire on seafront. In the distance people can be seen down on the beach. More shots of people walking to the beach. VS of workers collecting metal poles. They are being cut up. CU sign from Garrison Commander allowing people to bathe from the beach dated 25th July 1944. People in the background are sitting on deck chairs. VS of children and families playing on the beach. People laugh and joke and play in the sand, others relax in deck chairs. Great shots of children paddling and playing in sand. Pan across beach.
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  • BOURNEMOUTH BOYS BUILD HOUSE (1945)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND: Boys, 15 -18yrs old, learn how to build houses, the practical way, Various shots, laying bricks, planing wood,etc. Boys look at plan of house. Various shots of apprentices at work.
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