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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 5 Royal Celebrations

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode 5 Royal Celebrations. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 5 Royal Celebrations. One of a series of features which celebrate BBC South's 50 years of broadcasting. In 1977 BBC South filmed the Silver Jubilee celebrations in a Dorset village. Thirty four years later Steve Humphrey showed the film to children in the local school, who were amused to see what their parents had got up to.

    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.
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  • BBC South 50 years: Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington

    🎬BBC South 50 years: Episode2 John Arlott's Avington. A series of 19 mini-features made by BBC South at Southampton in 2011 to celebrate the station's 50 year history.

    Episode 2 John Arlott's Avington. The earliest surviving recording of BBC South is from 1962 and includes a feature by the illustrious sports broadcaster John Arlott, who produced a series of reports called ABC of the South, visiting places around the region in alphabetical order. One of the first came from the village of Avington, nestling in the Itchen Valley just east of Winchester. Roger Johnson has been re-tracing his steps.

    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.
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  • Blind Man Issue Title Is Pathe Pictorial Looks At Other People's Problems (1947)

    🎬British Pathé – Stanley Turner was once blind, an operation allows him to see his home and family again. Issue title is PATHE PICTORIAL LOOKS AT OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS. Various library shots of workers leaving factory. Salisbury, Wiltshire C/U of blind telephone operator, Stanley Turner, at work. Various shots of church - could be Salisbury Cathedral. Narrator explains that Stanley has recently regained his sight thanks to operation. Various shots of market town (probably Salisbury). Shots are taken from point of view of Stanley walking. He buys some daffodils from a flower seller in street. M/S of Stanley's wife putting daffodils into a vase. Various shots of Stanley playing with his two young sons. Despite wearing thick glasses Stanley is able to read story to them. Various shots of Stanley admiring his favourite pipe. He picks up a photograph of his wife and looks at it, she then walks over to him. * may not be correct - Salisbury is only mentioned in commentary as location of infirmary
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  • Blessing The Waters At Muddeford News In A Nutshell (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Traditional ceremony carried out a start of salmon fishing season by local vicar. Blessing the water at Muddeford. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief. Muddeford, nr. Bournemouth, Dorset. Traditional ceremony at beginning of each year's salmon fishing. Various shots of procession of people and choir boys, led by Reverend Eric Dickson, walking down to beach. The vicar gives a short service. Various of Rev. Dickson in a rowing boat blessing the waters. Note: old records spell village name - Mudeford.
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  • Bishop Of Winchester's Walking Tour (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett makes a walking our of his Diocese. Title reads "News in a Nutshell". This item is part of the "News in a Nutshell" - a roundup of the short news. It is probably the first of the news, hence the title. BISHOP OF WINCHESTER'S WALKING TOUR Various, Winchester. Bishop of Winchester Dr Garbett walking with several other people along the country road. He is making a walking tour of his Diocese. Bishop walking along the country road and through the villages, shaking hands with villagers, chatting to various people. Bishop is seen talking to children. Bishop walking
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  • Bed Races (1969)

    🎬British Pathé – Bed racing along streets of Romsey during carnival festivities. Hampshire. SV Exterior as young girl gets into bed at Romsey. CU Person making final adjustments to wheel. Pan up to show girl seated on bed. CU The girl. SV Girl sitting in bed. Bed is done up and called, "Bed mobile G.T.". CU Girl settling down in her seat in the bed mobile. CU Wheels of bed moving forward. Pan up to people pushing it. This bed is moving towards starting line. CU Girl in bed being pushed along towards starting line. CU Another ditto. CU Sign of bed. Pan up to lady sitting on bed. Pan down to pot hanging under bed. GV Beds lined up for start. CU Carnival Queen of Romsey, 18 year old Jane Edwards, starting race. SV Pan as beds race away. GV Beds race to- wards camera. Back V. Beds start to go out into the country. GV Bed going across small stream. Somebody on bank throws flour out over people who are pushing the bed. SV Four men holding bed over their heads coming across narrow bridge. GV More beds across stream with people throwing flour at people pushing them. SV Bed being pushed across narrow bridge. This bed belongs to Romsey Young Farmers, which was eventual second in race. Followed by another bed. SV Another bed being brought across bridge. CU Wheel on bed turning. LS Bed with long dragon's head pointing from bottom is pushed up ramp which has been greased so that people slip and slide. Bed comes over ramp. A man standing in back of van throws bucket of water over people pushing it. GV Four poster bed over ramp. Man throws bucket of water. Travelling S. Through street as camera passes bed. Travelling Another bed. This bed is the one with the serpents head on it. In this shot head is touching the ground. CU Pan as winning bed finishes. SV As bed comes to a halt. People who have been pushing it slump onto the bed. SV Crowd. SV One of the people who were pushing winning bed receives trophy from Jane Edwards. The person kisses Jane Edwards
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