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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 1 BBC South

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode1 BBC South. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 1 BBC South. Steve Humphrey tells the story of BBC South from the first broadcasts of South at Six. Introductory footage is from the British Pathé Archive.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode2 John Arlott's Avington. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington. The earliest surviving recording of BBC South is from 1962 and includes a feature by the illustrious sports broadcaster John Arlott, who produced a series of reports called ABC of the South, visiting places around the region in alphabetical order. One of the first came from the village of Avington, nestling in the Itchen Valley just east of Winchester. Roger Johnson has been re-tracing his steps.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 19 The News

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 19 The News. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 19 The News. How the news has changed over the years. In the early days it was mainly voiced over captions and still photos. Also a look at Vox Pops and encounters with animals.

    NFG are indebted to the BBC staff at Southampton for their help in sourcing items for the archive. See more episodes in the Category - BBC South.
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  • 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’.
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  • MAUNDY MONEY & NEW FOREST 900th ANNIVERSARY VISIT (1979)

    🎬British Movietone - This years distribution of the Royal Maundy money took place at Winchester Cathedral which is celebrating it's 900th Anniversary. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the Service and Her Majesty handed out the purses containing the specially minted Maundy pennies. Later in the day the Queen and Duke visited Knightswood Oak in the New Forest and there Her Majesty planted an Oak tree.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • ROYAL FAMILY AT MOUNTBATTEN'S WEDDING (1946).mp4

    🎬British Movietone - Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were bridesmaids at the wedding of Patricia Mountbatten to Lord Brabourne. The streets of Romsey were crowded with onlookers trying to catch a glimpse of the various members of the Royal Family who attended the wedding of Earl Mountbatten's eldest daughter.

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