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  • Duke Of Gloucester Opens Bournemouth Pavilion (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, opens Bournemouth's new pavilion. GLOUCESTER, DUKE OF. PRINCE HENRY Item title reads - Duke of Gloucester opens Bournemouth's magnificent £250,000 Pavilion. Dorset. M/S of soldiers standing to attention. M/S of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, walking down the line and inspecting them. M/S profile of him stood with the mayor (?) L/S of the pavilion, the camera pans across people walking in front of it.
    1331 Views
  • Farm Cart In Cathedral (1934)

    🎬British Pathé – Agricultural Festival held in Winchester Cathedral. Full title reads: "FARM CART IN CATHEDRAL - Hampshire Agricultural Festival at Winchester." Winchester, Hampshire. Harvest Festival procession taking a farm cart filled with farm produce into Winchester Cathedral for the Agricultural Festival. It is raining - some people with umbrellas. Procession seems to be very poor - not that many people. Close up shot on a cart showing eggs, onions, potatoes, cheese carrots etc. Procession entering the Cathedral
    463 Views
  • 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.
    303 Views
  • Forest Heritage (ESSO) (1952)

    🎬 The New Forest. A film exploring the rich landscape, people and forest traditions in the post war years.

    18th century Agisters and pigs with rights to wander are just some of the ancient traditions celebrated in this beguiling look at life in the New Forest. Less familiar sights are captured, too, such as broom making and logging, forestry planting and sailing on the River Beaulieu near Buckler's Hard. No film about the area would be complete, though, without the famous Forest ponies – who are seen here in all their equine glory.

    Filmmaker Roy Layzell made many films during this period including other local area films such as Pipelines Under Southampton Water in 1957.

    Clifton Parker was a renowned British composer. With nearly 50 feature films under his belt, including The 39 Steps in 1959 and Sink The Bismark in 1960.

    John Snagge (OBE) was the voice of the BBC from the war years to his retirement in 1980.

    Featuring John Snagge
    Music by Clifton Parker
    Filmed and Directed by Roy Layzell
    Original Cinema Release 1952

    The film was commissioned by the Esso Petroleum Company in 1952, just as they were establishing a new refinery on the eastern edge of the New Forest at Fawley, but Forest Heritage is entirely concerned with the natural beauty and traditions of the area: ‘A place out of this modern world where simple pleasures are enough – a miraculous survival of pre-Norman England’.
    4682 Views
  • Hampshire Hombres (1963)

    🎬British Pathé – Ordinary mortals get the chance to be cowboys and cowgirls in Hampshire. Story about the Flying G Ranch where friends and holidaymakers can enjoy "life on the range" and pretend to be cowboys. The ranch is owned by the transatlantic airline pilot Captain Leslie Gosling. C/U of a gun being loaded with bullets, cut to show man in cowboy hat and glasses (looks a bit incongruous) who is holding the gun. Horses are saddled up for a ride. Various footage of the holidaymakers riding their steeds around the ranch and out in open fields. They run into the local hunt which again looks strange - worlds colliding. Nice majestic western music accompanies shots of the riders. C/U of hamburgers being barbecued as the ramblers return for an outdoor feast. Good shots of the food being distributed and the riders enjoying their meals. A young cowboy and cowgirl polish their saddles. "We've never seen a sharpshooter in horn rimmed glasses before" quips the narrator as our friend from earlier shoots a few rounds and knocks down a few cans. The cowboys and cowgirls sit around on blankets listening to one of their group playing the guitar. I want to go. Cuts exist - see separate record
    1890 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
    288 Views

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