Hovercraft For Ferry 1963

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    Item title reads - Hovercraft for ferry.

    Westland SRN2 Hovercraft service across the Bristol Channel from Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset to Penarth in Wales.

    Aerial shots of the Hovercraft on beach taking on passengers. Various shots of passengers going aboard. C/U marking 'SRN2'. M/S tail showing exhausts. C/U girl taking picture. M/S as door is shut. M/S propellors turning. M/S as the SRN2 lifts off the ground. M/S of people holding towels up in front of them to protect from flying sand. Various shots as it turns and heads off down the beach. M/S as it disappears into its own spray in the sea. Aerial shot of the SRN2 at speed over low tide area. C/U of the pilot Peter Lamb at controls. M/S shot through windscreen as hovercraft speeds over sea. Various shots of passengers inside. Aerial shot SRN2 at speed over very calm sea. Various shots as it zooms along. M/S as it heads up beach towards camera. M/S pilot watching through windscreen as it comes near to beach. M/S as it settles on beach.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    54737
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1772.14
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:00:00 / 01:20:50:00
    Canister:
    63/60
    Sort Number:
    63/060
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