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  • Premier Opens Big Refinery (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Clement Attlee opens the new oil refinery at Fawley. He talks about the situation at Abadan. Full title reads: "Premier Opens Big Refinery". Fawley, Nr. Southampton, Hampshire. Various shots of huge oil refinery with lots of pipes. LV Ship alongside jetty, pipe lines in foreground. SV Pipe lines from jetty to refinery. More shots of refinery. GV large audience waiting for opening. SV Pan, Prime Minister Clement Attlee and officials walking up steps. CU Fuel Minister Philip Noel Baker. GV Audience with Attlee on platform. SV Attlee's speech. CU Attlee speaking about oil supplies from Abadan - Persia / Iran. SV Attlee walking away to unveil plaque. LV Attlee unveils plaque. CU Plaque. VS of refinery and storage tanks
    772 Views
  • Their Home Is Bulldozed (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Mrs Mitchell fights for her home. Ringwood, Hampshire. Defying Hampshire County Council's ban, widow Mitchell plans to rebuild the half-finished house the council bulldozed. GV. Mrs Mitchell's partly demolished house. LV. Mrs Mitchell in front of her shack (improvised) feeding chickens. CU. Four pigs waiting to be fed in pen. SCU. Mrs Mitchell feeding pigs. SV. Mrs Mitchell walks to wheelbarrow, picks it up and wheels it out of picture to her demolished house site. GV. Mrs Mitchell wheeling barrow partly filled with bricks. She tips up barrow to empty bricks. CU. Mrs Mitchell pushing barrow over to empty bricks. SV. Mrs Mitchell's son and daughter clearing bricks from the rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell's daughter helping load bricks into the barrow. SV. Mr Desmond Bailey, who helped to build the house, calls over Mrs Hughes' son Ian for consultation with plans for construction of another house. CU. Mr Bailey and Ian consulting over plans. CU. Pencil pointing to plans on paper of new house. LV. Mr Bailey and Ian Hughes marking out for new house. LV. Mrs Mitchell with the help of neighbours lifting off window frame from heap of rubble. CU. Mrs Mitchell carrying window frame with help of neighbour. GV. Mrs Mitchell with neighbours still clearing away rubble from the bulldozed site
    1916 Views
  • Time To Remember - Turn Of The Century 1896 to 1902 (1900-1901)

    🎬British Pathé – Scenes from life at the turn of the century - life in Britain and around the world Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened. Reel 2. Continued. 01:19:51 Dirt track over hill. C/U sign on outside of toll house on Eling Causeway. C/U puddles on dirt track. Woman using spinning wheel outside cottage. Woman milking cow (it has horns). More dirt tracks. Cobbled street. Model of early steam powered machine. Quick shot of steam whistle (possibly from train). Poster about early railway development from London to Birmingham. Steam fills the screen. 01:20:36 Cavalry troops charge towards camera. Several carry lances with flags flying from them. Field guns firing. Field guns being pulled across field by horses. Infantry men firing rifles. 01:21:02 Indian troops on horseback carrying lances with small pendants flying. They wear turbans and are parading. 01:21:11 High angle shot of crowd in street. Police on horseback charge into crowd with batons. They appear to be breaking up some kind of demonstration. C/U Statue of Abraham Lincoln. Wagon train, as in the Wild West. Covered wagons drawn by horses and oxen. L/S Rocky Mountains in America. They are capped with snow. 01:21:42 Oil gushing from the ground. In the foreground are oil tanks. Oil bubbling up out of ground. Quick shot of American riverboat. C/U wheel of steam train traveling fast. Interior of large cotton mill. Industrial scene with factories and smoking chimneys. 01:22:11 High angle shot of canal barge being pulled by horse walking along tow path. Quick shots of various bridges including the Forth Bridge. Atlantic liner ship coming into dock.
    743 Views
  • Crown And Country: The New Forest (1996)

    🎬Crown And Country: Season 4, Episode 3 - The New Forest. Edward Windsor takes to horseback and discovers that it was not always ponies for which the New Forest was famous. As we discover it has born witness to more than its fair share of mysterious deaths and acts of treason.

    Crown and Country ran for 5 seasons. Edward Wessex, Queen Elizabeth the Second's youngest son, makes a personal tour of some of the most famous landmarks in British History. It is a story of intrigue and treason, violent death and treachery that helped shape the rich tapestry of Britain's past.

    Written and Presented by Edward Windsor
    Camera Patrick Rowe
    Sound Simon Pinkerton
    On-line Editor Neil Patience
    Music Paul Pritchard
    Editor Cathy Houlihan
    Executive Producer (Meridian) Mary McAnally
    Executive Producer (Ardent) Edward Windsor
    Produced and Directed by Robin Baxtor

    Ardent Productions for Meridian Broadcasting 1996
    1164 Views
  • 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
    606 Views
  • How KING HENRY VIII Demolished Beaulieu Abbey (2022) with Julie Montagu

    🎬 Part of the AMERICAN VISCOUNTESS series of programmes that looks at Britain's stately homes.

    Not only is Beaulieu home to the National Motor Museum, but also to the extraordinary ruins of Beaulieu Abbey, which date back to the foundation of the monastery here in the thirteenth century. The more I visit historic houses around Britain, the more I realise how many of them have monastic roots.

    In this episode, Lord Montagu guides me around some of the surviving buildings and shows me the exquisite wall hangings, stitched by his mother, which chart the history of the abbey. I also explore a hidden part of the Beaulieu estate where the well used by the monks still survives today. And I end my visit at the newly restored ice house – a glimpse back to the days when historic houses functioned more like life in the tv series, Downton Abbey.
    3488 Views

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