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  • Needles Lighthouse (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – A look at the three lighthouse keepers on the Needles lighthouse off the Isle of Wight. Needles lighthouse. Three lighthouse keepers keep watch. Solent, off Isle of Wight. Various shots as the boat with one relief lighthouse keeper and more food arrives at the Needles. L/S of the keeper who is going home, he waves from the top of the lighthouse. M/S as new keeper climbs the steps to the lantern and unscrews the bulb to polish it, another is cleaning the glass outside. M/S as one walks out with a mat and sits down. M/S of another writing a letter home. M/S man stitching mat. The other one rolls up his letter and puts it in a bottle. M/S as he throws it out to sea where it may drift home.
    1344 Views
  • Powerboat Race (1964)

    🎬British Pathé – Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. Full title reads: "Cowes-Torquay. Powerboat Race". Speedboats race for the Beaverbrook Challenge Trophy. GV and Aerials The Solent, Isle of Wight and Cowes. GV Start of the Power Boat Race. SV Pan No 68 pan to back view as No 68 joins up with other speed boats. GV Air, and nearer shot: Power boat race in progress. GV all boats in line racing at speed. Low air shot as camera passes No 1 four others in bg. Low air shot, passing No 16. GV Air view as the speed boats round the bend nr. Ventnor, Isle of Wight. GV showing three boats in the lead at speed. Low air shots of Nos. 16, 48, 79, 77 and 40. Low air shot as No 66 passes No 10 which has broken down. GV No 11 in the lead passing St Alban's head. Low air shot No 66 at speed. Low air shot No 11 in the lead. GV Various small yachts etc. in Torquay Harbour. CU Yachting type looking through binoculars. GV No 11 "Lucky Moppie" racing down the wrong side of the finishing line. GV Crowds watching. GV Pan as No 66 "Surfrider" crosses the finishing line to win. GV Crowds on the jetty. SV As No 66 comes into the berthing bay. GV Crowds round the speed boats. SV The winning crew of the Surfrider standing in the bow of their boat.
    814 Views
  • PRINCE CHARLES GOES SAILING (1978)

    🎬British Movietone - Heavy rain caused the streets of Cowes, Isle of Wight, to be flooded, but it did not deter yachtsmen like Prince Charles from braving the swells of the Solent.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    870 Views
  • RAF Power Boats At Hythe (1938)

    🎬British Movietone - New RAF power boats at Hythe.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    805 Views
  • Sea Cricket (1949)

    🎬British Pathé – Girls play game of sea cricket beside Bournemouth Pier. This is a duplicate of item 1373.34 - check for best quality. Bournemouth, Dorset. Crowded beach at Bournemouth. Various shots of girls playing the new game of sea cricket. The girl batting stands on a raft, the fielders stand in the shallow water, the scorer writes on a blackboard on the beach. People watch from the nearby pier. Includes joke about how Old Trafford not now being the "wettest wicket". The game has been invented by Bournemouth councillor Joe Beavis (unsure of spelling).
    965 Views
  • Speed Record - 357.7 Miles Per Hour (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Squadron Leader Orlebar sits in the Rolls-Royce S.6. seaplane in which he broke speed record. Calshot, Hampshire. Item title reads - 357.7 miles per hour! Squadron Leader Orlebar in the Supermarine Rolls-Royce S.6. in which Flying Officer Waghorn won the Schneider Trophy sets up marvellous new record for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. M/S of Squadron Leader Orlebar sat in the S.6. as it floats on the water, he gets out and climbs down onto a man's shoulders who carries him to shore. M/S of him talking to a group of ladies. M/S as he climbs in the seaplane, which is now on land. M/S as another man fits the roof of the cockpit over him. M/S of him sat in the pilot's seat.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    2227 Views

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