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1915 to the present - Local films, TV programmes and features, wildlife documentaries and cinema shorts

  • A New Holiday Thrill (1927)

    A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse. Item title reads: "A new holiday thrill. Aeroplanes replace horses in races around Bournemouth racecourse. Bournemouth, Hampshire M/S of the racecourse with various parked aircraft. The biplanes take off and skim low over the track in front of the crowd in a sort of race. The camera pans over the scene with the crowds and aeroplanes. Intertitles read: "In the Paddock." "They' re off!" "Neck and Neck"- (or should it be, "prop and prop")" " Won by a "prop".
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  • A Royal Hustler (1927)

    The Prince of Wales makes an eventful visit to Bournemouth. Item title reads: " A Royal Hustler! Prince of Wales at 18 functions in crowded 334 minutes' visit." Bournemouth, Hampshire The Prince of Wales' motor car arrives through a route lined with people, cheering and waving. The Prince inspects guards. He wears a suit. He is then seen laying a wreath at a memorial. The Prince, wearing a bowler hat, ceremoniously cuts a ribbon to open something. He can just be seen being driven in the back of an open car and waving. People wave their hats raised up on sticks, and some wave tiny pennants
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  • Bigger Bournemouth! (1931)

    The Mayor of Bournemouth cuts ribbon to inaugurate the extension of the town boundaries. Full title reads: "Hampshire. Bigger Bournemouth! Mayor and Corporation inaugurate extension of boundaries - nearly doubling size - of famous seaside resort." Bournemouth, Hampshire. The Mayor of Bournemouth and other local civic dignitaries walk along road in procession. They stop at a tape across the road which the Mayor, after making a speech (mute), cuts. They then proceed to walk into the newly extended part of Bournemouth. The Mayor, Percy May Bright, lays a ceremonial stone marking the extension of the boundary. The Mayor is welcomed to the new area.
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  • Bournemouth Beach (1944)

    English beach life comes back to normal after the war. Unused / unissued material. - Location and dates unknown / unclear. Possibly Bournemouth - certainly Southern England. Panning shots of anti-tank defences and barbed wire on seafront. In the distance people can be seen down on the beach. More shots of people walking to the beach. VS of workers collecting metal poles. They are being cut up. CU sign from Garrison Commander allowing people to bathe from the beach dated 25th July 1944. People in the background are sitting on deck chairs. VS of children and families playing on the beach. People laugh and joke and play in the sand, others relax in deck chairs. Great shots of children paddling and playing in sand. Pan across beach.
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  • Bournemouth Issue Title How's That (1939)

    Travelogue item comparing modern Bournemouth to how it was in Victorian era. Part of issue titled HOW'S THAT? Bournemouth, Dorset. Travelogue item about South coast holiday resort. Various shots comparing Bournemouth's beach, cliffs and town as they are in 1939 to old photographs of same areas taken in 1870s. Great shots of tourists relaxing on promenade and paddling in sea. Good shots of public gardens, including the Bourne Stream. Item ends with shots of famous Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra performing. Note: commentary refers (incorrectly) to Bournemouth as being in Hampshire
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