Jersey Island Of Surprise 1950-1959

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    Location: The Island of Jersey

    Title. Shot from air pans over island. Various shots of coastline and rock formations. Couple playing with bats and ball, medium shot. Various shots of people on beach playing games (good close-up) Young girl bouncing a ball up coastal path. (Song ends, narration begins) Black and white footage of 'old' Jersey. (Excellent footage of Nazi's marching through streets during war invasion) Ship head. Medium close-up of nazi soldier signing document. Various shots of English soldiers upon their re-entry to Jersey. Sign 'Museum - Occupation Relics' Museum interior. Couple examining war exhibits. Death notice (camera pans down to reveal certain extracts of notice) Nazi flag, man and woman walk into shot. Various shots of Jersey landscapes and tourist attractions. Street scene. Shots of different trading stores and products for sale. Med. Shot couple looking at scooters. Scooters. Medium shot of coastal scene, couple ride into shot on scooter. Shots from inboard tour-bus. Couple driving along corniche in sports car (good landscape shot) Car stops and girl takes a picture. Medium shot of car driving away. Long-shot of car driving along corniche. Couple looking out over bay, with tombstones in foreground, couple walk out of shot. Various shots of couple in sports car driving through country lanes. Med. shot of Jersey cow ("the most profitable female on the island") Couple looking at Jersey cow. Various shots of cow (good close-ups). Signs for 'Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society' Close-up of cream pouring from tap into bucket. Jersey Cream shop. Medium close-up of woman at desk signing documents with jars of cream beside her. Medium shot of man in fishing boat, bringing in lobster. Medium shot of country houses, with people outside in the sunshine, and couple walking into shot from right. Medium-shot of couple walking through doorway past a man carrying a lobster basket. Interior of bar. Medium close-up of woman studying menu at bar surrounded by men, and having a sip from her glass. Medium-close-up of waiter, pan down to waiter frying meat. Medium shot of couple being seated at restaurant, and being served. Food spread. Close-up of man frying meat. Close-up of meat dish being served, pan up to woman's face smiling. Dessert cart. Close-up of raspberries and cream. Shot of coastal area with people on beach. Sunbathers on bay, various shots. Good shot of woman reading book (right of shot) Various shots of sunbathers on beach, children splashing in the sea. Medium long-shot of speedboat with water-skier in tow. Good close-up of water-skier. Close-up of man driving boat. Shot from back of boat showing foam spray. Men and women snorkelling, various shots. Three flags on ship mast. Boy looking out over coast taking picture. Various shots of activities such as windsurfing and sailing. Long shot of Elizabeth Castle. Gory Harbour, pan left to right. Sightseers looking around castle . Med. shot of couple sitting on castle wall, young girl sits in a turret. Various shots of bay (good location shots). Flower parade, with large crowds in the background, various shots. Jack Hawkins driving past in car, smiles at camera. Crowd shots and flower parade. Mill, pan left to children at stall. Close-ups of children. close-up of non-alcoholic cocktails being served to child. Various shots of children. Mill at night. Interior of mill, people drinking inside the mill. Various shots of evening cabaret. Night shot of West Park Pavilion (dancing hall) Couples being seated, people ballroom dancing in the background. Various shot of dancers. Medium shot of couple by sea. Medium long-shot of liner coming into Jersey. People walking up gangway, waving goodbye. Aircraft propellers. Crowd waving from airport. Plane taking off, comes towards camera and passes to the left. Aerial shots of Plane flying over Jersey landscape. Shots of seascape. Plane passes island.

    Amendment February 2012: A witness claims this is 1957/8.

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    British Pathé
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    1950 - 1959
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    01:37:17:00 / 01:55:55:00
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  • "Couple driving along corniche in sports car" - the car is a model by Berkeley (I can't be sure exactly which one).

    However this information does help reduce the clip's current date range, as the Berkeley car company wasn't formed until 1956. I think a new date range of 1956-59 is therefore sensible.

    jamied 11th Oct 2012
  • The building seen at 03:40 is St Ouen's Manor.

    Seen at 03:57 is Royal Square in St Helier.

    At 06:20 we see the RJAHS building.

    At 11;12 we see Elizabeth Castle.

    At 11:27 we see Gorey harbour,

    At 11:29 we see Mont Orgueil Castle.

    At 13:45 we see the Moulin de Lecq watermill.

    "Plane taking off" - it's a Vickers Viscount.

    "Plane passes island" - it's the Corbiere lighthouse.

    jamied 16th Jan 2013

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