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WONDER DOGS

Wonder Dogs (1924)

Dogs demonstrate their obedience at the Alsatian Wolf Dog Club trials.

NEWS IN FLASHES - NEW BEAVER PLANE

News In Flashes - New Beaver Plane (1953)

New Beaver plane shows its paces.

COMET III

Comet Iii (1954)

The latest of the record breaking Comet aircraft is made ready for flight trials.

CLEAR THE WAY

Clear The Way (1966)

Road bridge collapses over main railway line to north at Hatfield.

HATFIELD TRAIN CRASH

Hatfield Train Crash (1939)

Footage of the wreckage of a train crash in Hatfield, Greater London.

AIR NEWS - HATFIELD COMET III

Air News - Hatfield Comet Iii (1955)

The Comet aircraft will soon be back in production.

CHILDREN'S PONY SHOW

Children's Pony Show (1924)

East Essex Hunt Club has a children's pony show in the snow.

AIR NEWS - COMET RETURNS

Air News - Comet Returns (1954)

John Cunningham brings record breaking 'Comet II' back from Africa.

BRITAIN'S NEW FIGHTER

Britain's New Fighter (1951)

New De Havilland 110 fighter is taken for test flight by "Cats Eyes"...

DE HAVILLAND COMET

De Havilland Comet (1949)

Test flight of the De Havilland 'Comet' Jet airliner (DH 106).

DE HAVILLAND COMET

De Havilland Comet (1950)

Record breaking De Havilland Comet at Hatfield Aerodrome.

BUILDING COMETS FOR FRANCE

Building Comets For France (1953)

British engineers build Comet airliners for use by Air France.

FIRST FLIGHT OF THE DE HAVILLAND TRIDENT AIRLINER

First Flight Of The De Havilland Trident Airliner (1962)

Trident aircraft tested at Hatfield...

PRAM RELAY

Pram Relay (1962)

A strange story about boys practising for a pram relay race at Hatfield College.

KING'S CUP AIR RACE

King's Cup Air Race (1934)

Flight Lieutenant Schofield wins the King's Cup Air Race at Hatfield.

NEWS IN A NUTSHELL

News In A Nutshell (1936)

News in a Nutshell - Italian army on manoeuvres, motorcycle riding, and...

THE FAULT FINDER

The Fault Finder (1929)

Rail Detector machine is used to register track defects - machine seen in...

HUSH- HUSH PLANE FLIES OK

Hush- Hush Plane Flies Ok (1949)

Test flight of De Havilland Comet jet airliner.

THE COMET III

The Comet Iii (1954)

The latest version of the record breaking Comet aircraft, flies for the first time.

COMET III ON TRIAL

Comet Iii On Trial (1955)

Comet III jet airliner tales off for Australia on its first overseas trial...

TRIDENT TAKES OFF

Trident Takes Off (1962)

Press watch John Cunningham test fly new jet airliner, Trident.

ESSEX - PRAM RACE 9 MILES

Essex - Pram Race 9 Miles (1962)

The Hatfield Peverel Pram National - teams push prams over cross...

NEW JETLINER FIRST PEEP

New Jetliner First Peep (1961)

Prototype Trident jet airliner is brought out for its first public...

EVERYWHERE - CAR DUMPING A MAJOR NUISANCE

Everywhere - Car Dumping A Major Nuisance (1965)

Item about problem of abandoned cars in public...

THE 'COMET' III

The 'comet' Iii (1955)

The aeroplane 'Comet' III flies along coast from Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

FIRST FLIGHT OF NEW COMET III

First Flight Of New Comet Iii (1957)

The Comet III aeroplane is taken out on its first flight....

TEST FLIGHT OF COMET III

Test Flight Of Comet Iii (1957)

The Comet III aeroplane on runway before and after test flight....

ASSEMBLING THE COMET IV

Assembling The Comet IV (1958)

Finished Comet IV comes out of hangar onto runway.

 COMET 4B IN PRODUCTION

Comet 4b In Production (1962)

Comet 4B aeroplane under construction and in flight.

VTOL WIND TUNNEL

Vtol Wind Tunnel (1965)

Europe first VTOL wind tunnel at Hatfield.

AUTOMATIC HANDLING EQUIPMENT CALLED 'VERSATRAN'.

Automatic Handling Equipment Called 'versatran'. (1967)

Automatic handling equipment (artificial...

 DE HAVILLAND CARIBOU AIRCRAFT

De Havilland Caribou Aircraft (1959)

Various shots of "Caribou" aeroplane taking off, landing and...

INTRODUCING THE COMET 801

Introducing The Comet 801 (1967)

The new Hawker Siddely Comet 801 and the crew meet the press.

ONTARIO - BAGHDAD

Ontario - Baghdad (1934)

Canadian airmen come to London in their attempt to fly from Canada to Iraq.

LONDON - MELBOURNE AIR RACE

London - Melbourne Air Race (1934)

New de Havilland "Comet" christened at Hatfield.

THE FUTURE OF THE COMET

The Future Of The Comet (1954)

Comets undergo tests after the loss of lives due to a crash off the...

AIR NEWS - HATFIELD

Air News - Hatfield (1951)

De Haviland 'lend' several Comet planes to B.O.A.C.

HATFIELD - STORM HAVOC

Hatfield - Storm Havoc (1957)

Gales strip the roofs off a row of homes in Hatfield.

COMET BACK WITH ATLANTIC RECORD

Comet Back With Atlantic Record (1958)

The Comet airliner returns home after record breaking...

COMETS FOR BEA

Comets For Bea (1959)

De Havilland hand over two Comet 4B passenger airliners to BEA.

FLIGHT BY MANPOWER

Flight By Manpower (1962)

Pedal-powered plane tested out by De Havilland experts at Hatfield Aerodrome.

COMETS NOW SHOW PROFIT

Comets Now Show Profit (1962)

Comet aircraft are built, tested and flown after government loan has been...

TRIDENT 3B TEST FLIGHT

Trident 3b Test Flight (1969)

New Trident 3b aircraft on test flight. Hatfield in Hertfordshire.

WOMEN'S GRAND NATIONAL

Women's Grand National (1939)

Footage of the Ladies Grand National on Hatfield Heath in Essex.

DE-HAVILLAND 'COMET' DH.106 'PLANE

De-Havilland 'comet' Dh.106 'plane (1949)

De Havilland (comet DH 106) 'plane taxiing along tarmac,...

DE-HAVILLAND 'COMET' DH.106 'PLANE

De-Havilland 'comet' Dh.106 'plane (1949)

Cunningham amid group of mechanics and De Havilland (comet...

DUKE LEAVING FOR GHANA

Duke Leaving For Ghana (1959)

Prince Philip flies off from Hatfield on flight to Ghana.

BUILDING COMETS FOR FRANCE

Building Comets For France (1953)

British engineers build Comet airliners for use by Air France.

AVIATION AREA OF HATFIELD

Aviation Area Of Hatfield (1970)

Various shots of the area around the Hawker Siddeley aircraft works in...

FIRST FLIGHT OF DE HAVILLAND TRIDENT AIRLINER

First Flight Of De Havilland Trident Airliner (1962)

Trident airliner goes on its first test...