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  • Bournemouth Issue Title How's That (1939)

    🎬British Pathé – 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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  • Brockenhurst (1942)

    🎬British Pathé – Picturesque Brockenhurst and surrounding areas in New Forest, Hampshire. L/S's forest and ponies. M/S of the village of Brockenhurst with a water splash. M/S lanes with old houses, C/U old oak tree, M/S thatched house. M/S of churchyard at St. Nicholas. Various shots of the gravedigger calling birds and taming them. M/S of Beaulieu Village. M/S old abbey and cloisters with magnolia tree. M/S of a small hamlet which was once a shipbuilding centre. M/S of a street. A woman rides her horse down a lane
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  • Buckler's Hard (1936)

    🎬British Pathé – Pathe visits Hampshire to see where old wooden battleships were built. Various shots of the river. Cows drink in the shallows and boats sail up and down. Various shots of the River at Buckler's Hard where many ships were built in previous times. Shots of HMS Victory and other wooden built warships showing the type of ship that was once built there. Various shots of the village. Shots of the old Church with its bell and statue of Madonna and child. More shots of the river and banks
    1930 Views
  • Chimney Stacks Blown Up (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Two 100 foot chimneys are demolished to make way for housing estate. No titles. Chimneys demolished to make way for housing development. Coinfer Park, Lower Parkstone - could be development in Poole / Bournemouth in Dorset. Various shots of two 100 foot chimneys being prepared for demolition. A man pushes gelignite charges into a hole at the base of the chimneys. Good shots of the first chimney falling to the ground after a small explosion at the base. A bulldozer clears away the rubble of bricks and cement. The second tower is demolished and collapses to the ground
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  • Forest Heritage (ESSO) (1952)

    🎬 The New Forest. A film exploring the rich landscape, people and forest traditions in the post war years.

    18th century Agisters and pigs with rights to wander are just some of the ancient traditions celebrated in this beguiling look at life in the New Forest. Less familiar sights are captured, too, such as broom making and logging, forestry planting and sailing on the River Beaulieu near Buckler's Hard. No film about the area would be complete, though, without the famous Forest ponies – who are seen here in all their equine glory.

    Filmmaker Roy Layzell made many films during this period including other local area films such as Pipelines Under Southampton Water in 1957.

    Clifton Parker was a renowned British composer. With nearly 50 feature films under his belt, including The 39 Steps in 1959 and Sink The Bismark in 1960.

    John Snagge (OBE) was the voice of the BBC from the war years to his retirement in 1980.

    Featuring John Snagge
    Music by Clifton Parker
    Filmed and Directed by Roy Layzell
    Original Cinema Release 1952

    The film was commissioned by the Esso Petroleum Company in 1952, just as they were establishing a new refinery on the eastern edge of the New Forest at Fawley, but Forest Heritage is entirely concerned with the natural beauty and traditions of the area: ‘A place out of this modern world where simple pleasures are enough – a miraculous survival of pre-Norman England’.
    5857 Views
  • MAUNDY MONEY & NEW FOREST 900th ANNIVERSARY VISIT (1979)

    🎬British Movietone - This years distribution of the Royal Maundy money took place at Winchester Cathedral which is celebrating it's 900th Anniversary. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attended the Service and Her Majesty handed out the purses containing the specially minted Maundy pennies. Later in the day the Queen and Duke visited Knightswood Oak in the New Forest and there Her Majesty planted an Oak tree.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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