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  • Eve And The Holly Harvest (1919)

    🎬British Pathé – Harvesting holly in the New Forest. "What a poor old festive season it would be without a touch of holly!" Deep in the New Forest we found the holly harvesters." Various shots of girls harvesting holly in the New Forest in Hampshire. They pull down holly trees by hauling on ropes and cut down single branches. They tie the holly into bunches. Finished holly bunches are loaded on to horse and cart with pitchforks. Horse and cart move off through forest with girls walking alongside. Cute end shot of two young children carrying holly bunches walking towards camera. This is presumably shot around Christmas time. No C/Us of the girls but nice pictorial quality to the shots
    637 Views
  • The Changing Face of the M27 (2015)

    🎬August 1975 marked the 40th anniversary of the opening of the M27 motorway. Paul Clifton looks back at the sometimes dramatic life of the road.

    The first section of the motorway near Southampton opened in August 1975. The original idea was for a south coast motorway stretching from Kent to Cornwall. For financial reasons, this would never happen.

    BBC South Today Production
    19th August 2015
    636 Views
  • Finn's Country: New Forest Dragonflies (2010)

    🎬Roger Finn goes in search of Dragonflies in the New Forest. Doug Overton guides Roger through the delicate world of dragonfly spotting. Over half of the UK's forty dragonfly species can be found in the New Forest.

    Identified Species:
    Damselfly
    Hairy dragonfly
    Golden-ringed dragonfly
    Broad-bodied chaser
    Large red damselfly
    Southern damselfly

    A BBC South Today Feature

    Find out more here:
    https://newforestdragonflies.com/
    630 Views
  • Land Army Girls Cutting Xmas Trees (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Land Army girls cutting down Xmas trees at Lyndhurst, New Forest. Unissued / unused material. Land army girls cut Christmas trees at Lyndhurst, New Forest, Hampshire. C/U man standing by Fordson Tractor, pan with him as he gets into tractor. Various shots Land Girls stacking up Xmas trees. M/S two girls sawing root away from tree. C/U girl stacking. M/S girl picking up trees and throwing them on pile. L/S girls cutting and stacking the trees
    619 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
    614 Views
  • 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.
    609 Views

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