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  • Girl Stunt Driver Aka Stock Car Race (1958)

    🎬British Pathé – A brother and sister team perform dangerous stunts at a stock car race. Matcham Park stadium, Bournemouth. M/S of a young boy in red boiler suit tinkering with the engine on an old car, a man also in a red suit is standing by it and another man comes over and pulls the bonnet down. Some people are stood in the background behind the car. C/U of a programme someone is reading with 'Stock Car Racing plus The Hell Fire Dare-Devil Stunt Drivers' on the front. C/U of the man and woman who are reading it. L/S of a stock car race, the crowds are in the background and the cars are lined up, a man is holding the green starting flag he waves it and moves away. C/U of a car's wheels as it moves off. L/S of the cars as they race towards the camera, some spectators are watching on the left, the camera follows them round and focuses on a red car with 'P32' on the side. Various shots of the race in progress, some of the cars crash and spin round. C/U of a man and woman in the crowd, he has his arm round her. M/S of the race, a red car - '275' crashes through some barrels and drives across the grass. M/S of more cars hurtling round the track. C/U of an older woman with two younger men and a young woman watching them. M/S of the winning car an Oldsmobile 'Rocket' 88 driven by Stan Johnson, he is holding the black and white chequered winner's flag as he drives past the camera. L/S of a group of men pushing a big green van into position next to some wooden ramps. M/S of a man in a red top moving a piece of wood and giving the thumbs up. M/S of a man and a woman standing by a silver stock car a 22 horse power Ford V8 with 'The Hell Fire Drivers' written in red on the side, the man is adjusting something under the bonnet and the girl is holding a racing helmet. The narrator says they are Ellis and Maureen Daw from Plymouth, a brother and sister stunt team. C/U shot from a low angle of Maureen putting her helmet on. C/U of Ellis's face. C/U of Maureen fastening her helmet. /S of their car driving along, it goes up some ramps and tries to crash through the lorry that was shown earlier. The car hits the lorry sideways and falls on its side. C/U of petrol spilling out of the tank onto the floor. M/S of Ellis looking shaken, there are several men round him, he walks off with some of them. L/S of five men stacking wooden crates on the track, M/S of the men arranging the boxes. M/S of Ellis checking the crates. M/S of Maureen climbing up onto the bonnet of a black car, a 30 horse power 1938 Ford V8, she chats to one of the men. M/S of another man dousing the crates in petrol from a can, crowds of people are watching in the background. L/S of people pushing the car along with Maureen on the bonnet holding on to the front and Ellis at the steering wheel. L/S of the crates being torched, as they burst into flame the car drives through with Maureen on the front, they come out of the other side and drive off. C/U of a boy with ginger hair in the crowd watching the scene. M/S of Maureen standing on the car again, C/U of her gripping a handle. M/S of her holding on to both handles on the back. The car is pushed along past the camera. L/S of the car approaching a steep ramp, as it takes off Maureen is thrown to the ground, the car lands on the other side. C/U of an ambulance sign. M/S of her being carried on a stretcher and put into the back of an ambulance where a nurse helps lift her in.
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  • Out Of Town: New Forest Point To Point (1979) with Jack Hargreaves

    🎬Jack Hargreaves and Stan Bréhaut came over to the New Forest on 26th December 1979 to follow the annual Point To Point race across the Forest. The meeting place for the race was near the High Corner Inn and the finish a few miles away at Stoney Cross. Stan visited the New Forest earlier in the year to film the opening shots.

    This sequence has been restored and upscaled for NFG Media Archive, so can now be viewed in high definition for the first time.

    The surviving Out Of Town episodes can be purchased on DVD and Blu-Ray from:
    https://new.networkonair.com/further-.... The recently discovered 'Lost Episodes' are also now available to buy.

    Our thanks to Gudrun Fowler and Mike Womersley at Northam TV Centre for their help and advice.
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  • First Open Tennis Tournament (1968)

    🎬British Pathé – First lawn tennis tournament open to amateur and professionals - lots of tennis stars attend. No title. First open lawn tennis tournament at Bournemouth, Dorset for amateur and professional players. L/S tennis matches in progress on row of courts. Various shots tennis player Peter Curtis and Fred Stolle playing game. Panning shot tennis player Christine Truman arriving. Panning shot tennis player Bobby Wilson. C/U tennis player Stanley Matthews Jnr. M/S group of young players. C/U tennis player John Paish. M/S tennis player O. K. Davidson looking at programme. C/U ditto. Various shots tennis player Virginia Wade signing autographs for group of schoolgirls. M/S tennis player Angela Mortimer with fashion designer Teddy Tinling. C/U ditto (Tinling is wearing unusual collarless shirt and necklace!) C/U tennis player Angela Mortimer. Various shots match between Mrs. P.M. Roberts (tennis player Margaret Roberts) and Virginia Wade on the centre court
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  • Feathered Lightening (1922)

    🎬British Pathé – Hundreds of racing pigeons are released in Bournemouth, Dorset. Racing pigeons released in Bournemouth, Dorset. Full titles read: "FEATHERED 'LIGHTENING' - Hundreds of London's best flying pigeons released." L/S long row of baskets of pigeons in the street being prepared for release. A man pours some water into a tray in on basket. C/U of man holding a pigeon while another uses a ringing device on it's leg. C/U of the pigeon. L/S of the pigeon owner opening the baskets and with a flurry of feathers the pigeons burst out and fly away.
    546 Views
  • Speed Record - 357.7 Miles Per Hour (1929)

    🎬British Pathé – Squadron Leader Orlebar sits in the Rolls-Royce S.6. seaplane in which he broke speed record. Calshot, Hampshire. Item title reads - 357.7 miles per hour! Squadron Leader Orlebar in the Supermarine Rolls-Royce S.6. in which Flying Officer Waghorn won the Schneider Trophy sets up marvellous new record for Britain. Calshot, Hampshire. M/S of Squadron Leader Orlebar sat in the S.6. as it floats on the water, he gets out and climbs down onto a man's shoulders who carries him to shore. M/S of him talking to a group of ladies. M/S as he climbs in the seaplane, which is now on land. M/S as another man fits the roof of the cockpit over him. M/S of him sat in the pilot's seat.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
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  • Model Racing Cars Aka Indoor Car Racing (1956)

    🎬British Pathé – Model cars that can race at 60 mph. Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset. C/U 2 men, Alban Adams and Christopher Crockett, who make their own model racing cars. C/U model tyre home-made in special moulds. The cars are perfect replicas of various Formula 3 cars built to a scale of one sixteenth. They run on an eggcup full of diesel oil. C/U Alban Adams putting finishing touches to one of the racing cars. Some of the cars are put on racing track with a simple fitting which keeps them on single track lines. (Looks like an early Scalextrix). Top shot of 4 cars racing round the track
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