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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
    615 Views
  • Time To Remember - Turn Of The Century 1896 to 1902 (1900-1901)

    🎬British Pathé – Scenes from life at the turn of the century - life in Britain and around the world Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened. Reel 2. Continued. 01:19:51 Dirt track over hill. C/U sign on outside of toll house on Eling Causeway. C/U puddles on dirt track. Woman using spinning wheel outside cottage. Woman milking cow (it has horns). More dirt tracks. Cobbled street. Model of early steam powered machine. Quick shot of steam whistle (possibly from train). Poster about early railway development from London to Birmingham. Steam fills the screen. 01:20:36 Cavalry troops charge towards camera. Several carry lances with flags flying from them. Field guns firing. Field guns being pulled across field by horses. Infantry men firing rifles. 01:21:02 Indian troops on horseback carrying lances with small pendants flying. They wear turbans and are parading. 01:21:11 High angle shot of crowd in street. Police on horseback charge into crowd with batons. They appear to be breaking up some kind of demonstration. C/U Statue of Abraham Lincoln. Wagon train, as in the Wild West. Covered wagons drawn by horses and oxen. L/S Rocky Mountains in America. They are capped with snow. 01:21:42 Oil gushing from the ground. In the foreground are oil tanks. Oil bubbling up out of ground. Quick shot of American riverboat. C/U wheel of steam train traveling fast. Interior of large cotton mill. Industrial scene with factories and smoking chimneys. 01:22:11 High angle shot of canal barge being pulled by horse walking along tow path. Quick shots of various bridges including the Forth Bridge. Atlantic liner ship coming into dock.
    476 Views
  • Living Christmas Card (1930-1931)

    🎬British Pathé – Fox hunters in the New Forest gather around memorial stone to William Rufus. Full title reads: "'A living Christmas card' historical and beautiful! New Forest Hunt hold annual Xmastide Meet at the Rufus Stone - where William Rufus was killed in a hunting accident (?) - 831 years ago!" New Forest, Hampshire. Various shots of fox hunters out on their horses and riding with their hounds. The hunt gathers around a memorial stone. The hunt sets off once more in to the Forest. Cu inscription on memorial stone to King William II who apparently died there
    628 Views
  • Royal Hustler (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – The Prince of Wales makes an eventful visit to Bournemouth. Item title reads: " A Royal Hustler! Prince of Wales at 18 functions in crowded 334 minutes' visit." Bournemouth, Hampshire The Prince of Wales' motor car arrives through a route lined with people, cheering and waving. The Prince inspects guards. He wears a suit. He is then seen laying a wreath at a memorial. The Prince, wearing a bowler hat, ceremoniously cuts a ribbon to open something. He can just be seen being driven in the back of an open car and waving. People wave their hats raised up on sticks, and some wave tiny pennants
    1455 Views
  • New Holiday Thrill (1927)

    🎬British Pathé – A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse. Item title reads: "A new holiday thrill. Aeroplanes replace horses in races around Bournemouth racecourse. Bournemouth, Hampshire M/S of the racecourse with various parked aircraft. The biplanes take off and skim low over the track in front of the crowd in a sort of race. The camera pans over the scene with the crowds and aeroplanes. Intertitles read: "In the Paddock." "They' re off!" "Neck and Neck"- (or should it be, "prop and prop")" " Won by a "prop".
    1310 Views
  • Wood Sculptor (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Wood sculptor Ron Lane at work in Hampshire. Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire. Various shots of wood sculptures made by wood sculptor Ron Lane. Ron Lane examining pieces of tree trunks branches. Most of the sculptures are animals - birds and fishes, etc. He is also seen at work with chisel carving figures in workshop
    557 Views

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