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  • Miniature Railway (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – A small scale railway carries passengers around the grounds of a large house. Shots of a steam engine starting off along the track. It looks real but as the shot widens we see that it is a scale model and is being driven by a young child sitting in the cab. The miniature railway was started by the brothers Holder in the 1890s. Various shots around the mini railway - there are several engines, engine sheds. lots of track etc. The carriages are big enough to carry adults. Shots of two men in a workshop doing repairs to the wheels of a train. Various shots of the trains on their 10 1/4 inch gauge tracks. We see a young Miss Mary Cook feeding coal to the boiler before she drives the train off along the tracks from the engine shed. Various nice shots from on board the train as it travels around the extensive grounds of the house
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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
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  • PRINCE CHARLES AND LADY DIANA AT BROADLANDS (1981)

    🎬British Movietone - NO SOUND - Broadlands. MS Lord Mountbatten's 1924 Rolls Royce arrives driven by Lord Romsey, with Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer and Lady Romsey. MS They alight from car and Prince and lady Diana are welcomed. MS Prince cuts tape to open the Mountbatten Exhibition and then examines scissors to see if they are blunt. MS Royal party out of Exhibition. GV Crowd gathered in gardens. SEQUENCE: Lady Diana and then Prince Charles plant Atlantic Cedar trees. Various shots - Prince and Lady Diana meeting the crowd (Lady Diana is handed flowers and sweets by childre). CU Lady Diana holding a baby which she then hands back to his mother. PAN Prince and Lady Diana returnign to House. GV Broadlands. NB: The Prince and Lady Diana were visiting Broadlands, their first Official Public Engagement so that the Prince could open The Mountbatten Exhibition, a tribute to the late Lord and Lady Mountbatten. The Exhibition was created by Lord Romsey (Mountbatten's Grandson) and Lady Romsey (the former Penelope Eastwood).

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    669 Views
  • Ride To Stonehenge (1938)

    🎬British Pathé – A group of horse riders pay a visit to Stonehenge. Salisbury, Wiltshire. Item title reads - Stonehenge. Salisbury, Wilttshire. (LNER). Various shots as a group of people ride along on horseback. M/S as they ride past Stonehenge. M/S as people sit and watch. L/S of the riders. M/S of Stonehenge
    846 Views
  • 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.
    800 Views
  • SALISBURY CATHEDRAL

    🎬British Movietone - DATE UNKNOWN - NO SOUND - General views of various parts of Cathedral. Spires - Main Doors - Turrets etc. Across lawns - through trees. General scenes are mostly without persons.

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

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