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  • Model Racing Cars Aka Indoor Car Racing (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Model cars that can race at 60 mph. Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset. C/U 2 men, Alban Adams and Christopher Crockett, who make their own model racing cars. C/U model tyre home-made in special moulds. The cars are perfect replicas of various Formula 3 cars built to a scale of one sixteenth. They run on an eggcup full of diesel oil. C/U Alban Adams putting finishing touches to one of the racing cars. Some of the cars are put on racing track with a simple fitting which keeps them on single track lines. (Looks like an early Scalextrix). Top shot of 4 cars racing round the track
    968 Views
  • English Channel Ships Crash Head On (1960)

    🎬British Pathé – Item showing cargo ship "Santa Alicia" and oil tanker "Gorme" after they collided in Channel. Item title reads - Ships crash head on. Solent. M/S of American cargo ship "Santa Alicia" under tow with large hole in the bow. Various shots showing buckled bow. M/S Norwegian oil tanker "Gorme" (Gorm ?), a large section has been smashed up by the collision. M/S slicks of oil in water. Various shots of the ships. M/S of the "Santa Alicia" docking at Southampton.
    982 Views
  • 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.
    1472 Views
  • 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
    980 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.
    954 Views
  • Practice Makes Perfect! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Members of the British Ryder Cup golf team practice their swings at Brockenhurst. Full title reads: "Brockenhurst. Practice makes Perfect! Our Ryder Cup team show fine form with the American ball, with which they will have to play in great golf 'Test'." Members of the British Ryder Cup golf team practice their swings. Various shots of golfers driving off and playing out on the course. One player puts in a long distance putt. N.B. Unable to identify players - any information gratefully received. MD
    1005 Views

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