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  • A House In time (1997)

    🎬Building a Cob house in a day. Filmed on the Beaulieu Estate by Meridian Broadcasting.

    Imagine the year is 1650, a young couple, Jacob and Catherine are about to get married, but have nowhere to live together. Their respective houses are already over-crowded. Up to 10 or more people would live in a Cob house 25 feet long and 13 feet wide.

    Hence the practice of erecting a house in a single day by the whole village for the newly-weds. A communal venture. Once the house was completed, the householder would treat their guests to a party of eating, drinking and dancing.

    But how was it possible to build a house in a little over sixteen hours, and could it be re-attempted 350 years later? The following is an account of an incredible day and a brilliant group of volunteers who made it all possible.

    Our thanks to the staff at Meridian Broadcasting in Northam for their help in sourcing this film.
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  • Crown And Country: The New Forest (1996)

    🎬Crown And Country: Season 4, Episode 3 - The New Forest. Edward Windsor takes to horseback and discovers that it was not always ponies for which the New Forest was famous. As we discover it has born witness to more than its fair share of mysterious deaths and acts of treason.

    Crown and Country ran for 5 seasons. Edward Wessex, Queen Elizabeth the Second's youngest son, makes a personal tour of some of the most famous landmarks in British History. It is a story of intrigue and treason, violent death and treachery that helped shape the rich tapestry of Britain's past.

    Written and Presented by Edward Windsor
    Camera Patrick Rowe
    Sound Simon Pinkerton
    On-line Editor Neil Patience
    Music Paul Pritchard
    Editor Cathy Houlihan
    Executive Producer (Meridian) Mary McAnally
    Executive Producer (Ardent) Edward Windsor
    Produced and Directed by Robin Baxtor

    Ardent Productions for Meridian Broadcasting 1996
    1022 Views
  • 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.
    1084 Views

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