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  • Calshot - Aka Training Pigeons For The Raf (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – The RAF train pigeons to send messages from aircraft, Calshot, Hampshire. Pigeons being tested by the RAF in Calshot, Hampshire. Full titles read: "CALSHOT" L/S's of a basket with pigeons being loaded onto and RAF (Royal Airforce) flying boat. Good L/S's of the large aeroplane taking to the sky. M/S's of a man releasing a homing pigeon from the cockpit of the aircraft. L/S's and M/S's of an RAF man collecting the pigeon after it has returned home, he holds it upside down and then and takes the message attached to it's ring off
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  • C.E.A. Scrapbook For 1952 (1952)

    🎬British Pathé – Humorous film made for delegates to the Cinema Exhibitors Association Conference. High waves crash against a seaside seafront. A man in an overcoat and hat runs out to a shelter on the front. A man walks along the sea front under an umbrella. Flooded road (Alvis Ave.), water several feet deep in garden. Man and woman in rain coats and holding umbrella stand on pier. Flood water in front garden - sign reads 'Chalet to Let'. LV seafront with pier. People line up outside cinema ticket booth. LV Seafront at Llandudno in Wales. Various shots of men playing golf. (The voiceover describes it as "Work... work ... work") Men stand under golf umbrella marking scores. SV. Film Stars Lex Barker and Arlene Dahl at Meyrick Park bowling green. (From CEA Conference 1951 Bournemouth). Various traffic scenes from the turn of the Century. Female musicians in orchestra pit of Electric Palace cinema (clips from TTR - Edwardian Summer). Old fashioned Opel car driven along road, passed by man on a penny farthing bicycle. Man rides bicycle of the end of a pier. CU hand turning over pages in a picture book. View of Porthcawl, Wales. Seafront. Man tries to get statue of reclining female to drink from wine glass. Group of CEA (Cinema Exhibitors Association) delegates chatting. CU two men's feet walking along pavement. CU sign reading 'Kenilworth Hotel'. More feet on pavement. CU ext. Earls Court. Ext. Buckingham Palace, London. Views of various hotels in Bournemouth. Delegates at conference. Men playing golf. Young woman rides motorcycle around 'Wall of Death'. Strange rotating funfair ride. Centrifugal spinning ride - man pinned to wall by centrifugal force. Speeded up film of people riding Merry-go-round. Speeded up film of driving style ride. Speeded up film of roller coaster. Speeded up film of watersplash ride. POV speeded up shots of driving through London traffic. GV of Llandudno, Wales seafront. Voiceover describes the next sequence as being wives of delegates to the CEA (Cinema Exhibitors Association) Conference - in fact we see - Glamorous women combing hair and getting dressed in backstage dressing room. Two women doing keep fit exercises. Four women in leotards exercising with balls. Woman having legs stretched by physiotherapist. (Great CU of her face). Women in leotards exercising on floor with balls. CU and MS of woman having some kind of beauty treatment applied - possibly petroleum jelly - smeared over skin. Two women in leotards and fishnet tights exercise. Woman fastens strap on dress (Voiceover makes a joke about support). Woman exercises by rolling ball around waist. Mr Fuller (CEA General Secretary) and Mr Bill Speakman (President of CEA) at table looking over papers. Mr Speakman puts on a traditional Welsh cap and bonnet. End title reads - "Good Wishes from Pathe to Our C.E.A. Friends."
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  • Boy Scouts Build Hut And Stables For Army (1915)

    🎬British Pathé – Boy Scouts build stables and hut for army near Winchester. Title reads: "HANDY BOY SCOUTS build huts and stables for Kitchener's Army near Winchester". Winchester, Hampshire. Pan on scene of boys working on long building with frame near completion, some of the boys are up on top, others on the ground. Boys pushing a small cart along a track. MS boys loading pipes onto it, then running as they push it back. The Scouts put up pieces of corrugated metal (to be walls of the building?). Then they lift what looks like 2 half-cylinders side by side and put these onto a long frame of an incomplete building so that they form 2 long troughs about chest-high, probably for the stable. Construction, volunteers, war work, World War One homefront activity
    1347 Views
  • Bravo Bournemouth (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Item title reads - Bravo Bournemouth! Heroes of fifth round - force "the Hammers" to a replay - with meritorious 1 - 1 draw. Location unknown. (Bournemouth versus West Ham). M/S as the football teams run out onto the pitch. The referee shakes hands with the captains and they do the same, the coin is tossed. Various shots of the match, goalkeeper saves a goal then one is scored.
    1345 Views
  • Bournemouth Beach (1944)

    🎬British Pathé – 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 Swimsuits (1951)

    🎬British Pathé – Footage of swimsuit competition in Bournemouth, Dorset. Models show off the latest swimsuit fashions in Bournemouth, Dorset. L/S French type cafe open air, model walking between tables, wearing a white bathing costume and three quarter length coat. M/S Model walks out of picture, another one walks in wearing black jumper and white shorts. L/S Same model, jumper pulled over on shoulder. L/S Same model Turns round in front of camera and walks off. C/U Woman watching. L/S Another model wearing 2 piece white swim suit and flowered coat half length takes coat off. C/U Model turns in front of camera walks off. M/S Same model walking off and out of camera. M/S Group round table watching L/S Model round table watching. L/S Model in one piece backless black (Paula French) costume walking past. M/S She walks between tables turning round walking back towards camera. C/U girl looking. M/S Girl (Anne Rice) in bikini approaching camera, takes off jacket. C/U Crowd watching. C/U Group round table, man takes off sun glasses. C/U Man drinking tea and watching. C/U Girl in bikini in front of camera, walks away from camera, turns round. M/S Crowd watching. C/U girl in bikini turns round in front of camera
    1283 Views

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