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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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  • Big Oil Tank Blaze At Fawley News In A Nutshell (1935)

    🎬British Pathé – Explosion at oil refinery near Southampton causes massive fire. Big oil tank blaze at Fawley. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news stories in brief. Near Southampton, Hampshire. Various night shots of massive fire in oil refinery caused by petrol explosion in tank. L/S of oil refinery at dawn - fire is still smouldering. Special chemicals were brought from London to tackle the blaze
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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