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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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  • Like A Giant Cheese Cutter (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Wartime hangars on Salisbury Plain are demolished to give clear view of Stonehenge. Wiltshire. Item title reads - Like a giant cheese cutter. Messrs. Chivers & Sons cut great wartime hangars on behalf of National Trust to give clear view of Stonehenge once again. Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. M/S of a man at the top of one of the hangars, securing rope which he slides down. M/S as they pull the hangars down with the rope, various shots as they are demolished and fall over like dominoes.
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  • In Aid Of Charity (1930)

    🎬British Pathé – Amy Johnson opens a hospital fete in Bournemouth. Full title reads: "In Aid of Charity. Miss Amy Johnson, CBE & Miss Majorie Foster receive civic reception and open Bournemouth Hospital Fete." Bournemouth, Dorset. Famous aviator Amy Johnson brings her biplane 'Jason' in to land at Bournemouth. Shots of a cavalcade carrying Miss Johnson and Miss Foster past large cheering crowds. Amy John makes a speech from a stage. She thanks the people for their welcome. Pan across crowd. She opens the Hospital Charity fete. The guests are given three cheers.
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  • 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
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  • How KING HENRY VIII Demolished Beaulieu Abbey (2022) with Julie Montagu

    🎬 Part of the AMERICAN VISCOUNTESS series of programmes that looks at Britain's stately homes.

    Not only is Beaulieu home to the National Motor Museum, but also to the extraordinary ruins of Beaulieu Abbey, which date back to the foundation of the monastery here in the thirteenth century. The more I visit historic houses around Britain, the more I realise how many of them have monastic roots.

    In this episode, Lord Montagu guides me around some of the surviving buildings and shows me the exquisite wall hangings, stitched by his mother, which chart the history of the abbey. I also explore a hidden part of the Beaulieu estate where the well used by the monks still survives today. And I end my visit at the newly restored ice house – a glimpse back to the days when historic houses functioned more like life in the tv series, Downton Abbey.
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  • Freefolk Issue Title Is Take That (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – Travelogue item about idyllic Hampshire village of Freefolk. M/S of country lane. Various shots of smart thatched cottages. M/S of church. M/S of detached brick house. C/U of old couple, described by narrator as Abraham and wife. M/S of mothers and children walking up lane. Various shots of trees. Various shots of streams and River Test. Various shots of wooden mill house over river. According to narrator the mill belongs to Brendan Bracken, minister of information. Various shots of pretty gardens. C/U of an eel trap on river. M/S of man catching eel. Various shots of anglers trout fishing. All looks very picturesque and idyllic
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