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  • Druids Hail The Dawn (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Druids await first rays of midsummer sun to start ritual which acclaims the longest day. Full title reads: "DRUIDS HAIL THE DAWN". Stonehenge, Salisbury, Wiltshire. General view of Stonehenge at dawn - sun rising, Pagans gathered for the ceremony which acclaims the longest day. Long shot of the Pagan ceremony of Hailing the Dawn. Sightseers standing on stones. Chief Druid dropping wand. Side shot, small dog in centre of circle walks over to wand lifter, sniffs and walks away. Close up shot of Chief Druid. Side view, Chief Druid getting ready to perform rite. Flame burning. Drinking ceremony. People looking on. Chief Druid lifts wand. Man bowing on top of stones. Long view of the ceremony amidst stones. Sun rising over Stonehenge. Man lifts head, looks round and disappears behind rock
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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1949)

    🎬British Pathé – Druids Summer solstice ceremony at Stonehenge, Wiltshire. Stonehenge, Salisbury Plane, Wiltshire. Several shots of the sunrise over Stonehenge. LV. Deserted Stonehenge. Various shots of the Summer Solstice ceremony in progress, unopened urn in foreground. CU. Urn being opened. CU. Man. MV. Druids parading in front of Chief Druid. Lighted urn in foreground. MV. Chief Druid bowing. MV. Druids parading during their ceremony at Stonehenge. SV. Druids chanting. LV. Dog walks into ceremony. SV. Dog lying on ground. SV. Druid holding pipe. MV. Towards, druids leaving in procession, leader holding a cup. SV. Dog, scarred by the crowd moving towards, moves away. Procession leaving
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  • Druids Ceremony At Stonehenge (1948)

    🎬British Pathé – Stonehenge at sunrise with Druids ceremony. L.S... the sun rising over Stonehenge. M.S. Stonehenge. C.U. Pillars. L.S... Pillars. C.U. Two pillars. L.S... Druid ceremony. L.S... People walking in front of formation of stones. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Sun coming up over boulder. M.S. Two pillar formations. C.U. People walking around Stonehenge. Druid procession in far background. M.S. Sun shining through pillars. L.S... Sun coming up over Stonehenge. L.S... Ditto. M.S. Pillar formation fade out. L.S... Stunted pictures of mock dance around pillars of Stonehenge. S.C.U. Man appearing from behind stone and pulling funny face.
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  • Bigger Bournemouth! (1931)

    🎬British Pathé – The Mayor of Bournemouth cuts ribbon to inaugurate the extension of the town boundaries. Full title reads: "Hampshire. Bigger Bournemouth! Mayor and Corporation inaugurate extension of boundaries - nearly doubling size - of famous seaside resort." Bournemouth, Hampshire. The Mayor of Bournemouth and other local civic dignitaries walk along road in procession. They stop at a tape across the road which the Mayor, after making a speech (mute), cuts. They then proceed to walk into the newly extended part of Bournemouth. The Mayor, Percy May Bright, lays a ceremonial stone marking the extension of the boundary. The Mayor is welcomed to the new area.
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  • Cabinet Goes To The Seaside (1946)

    🎬British Pathé – Cabinet Ministers take time off from Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth. C/U of newspaper clipping with headline "Cabinet goes to the seaside". Bournemouth, Dorset. Cabinet Ministers take time off from Labour Party Conference. C/U of "Bournemouth" sign at railway station. Panning shot from Bournemouth pier to pavilion. M/S of Mrs Bevin and Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary, leaving hotel. Various shots of other Socialist cabinet ministers. We see Jim Griffiths (Insurance Minister) lighting a cigarette, Herbert Morrison walking with wife and two young women (his daughters?), Tom Williams (Agriculture Minister) walking on promenade, Hugh Dalton and wife admire view from cliff top, Ellen Wilkinson (Education Minister) walking past shops, Emanuel Shinwell chatting with friends, Dr Edith Summerskill, the Food Minister's Parliamentary Secretary, strolling and Professor Harold J Laski signing autographs
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  • Car Museum AKA Old Motor Car Rally At Beaulieu Abbey And Beully Sic Motor Museum (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Classic vintage cars gather at Beaulieu motor museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire. Various shots of vintage cars and motorcycles throughout. M/S Green Ford two seater passes camera, approaching Beaulieu Abbey . Shot of entrance as car stops at gates. Driver shows pass to door keeper. Inside Abbey grounds, pan along long row of vintage cars. M/S vintage car, red 1899 Daimler, backed into space. Sunbeam Motor Cycle Club Rally. Row of old motorcycles. C/U lamp being polished. Belt drive being adjusted. Radiator of Ford with club badges on bumper; elderly man inspects them. C/U lamp and hooter. Captain Cecil Burney with hearing aid, bending over engine, looks at 1901 Dart motor cycle engine. M/S coupe car. C/U steering wheel of 1903 De Dion Bouton, pan up to show Lord Montagu, who then drives off. He stops, gets out and opens radiator , C/U engine running . M/S vintage car , Clement Talbot, driven by Charles Meisl, driven through gardens. M/S motor cycle parade starts. M/S parade ground, Abbey buildings in background, vintage car driven left to right. The museum was established in 1952 in memory of Lord Montagu, MP 1882 - 1905. Note: The documentation file includes a Sunbeam Club official programme from the day - Sunday June 17th 1956. For search purposes: Montague
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