Dorset

The Island Of Stone - Portland

The Island Of Stone - Portland (1934)

A visit to the island of Portland, off the coast of Dorset.

Tolpuddle Pageant

Tolpuddle Pageant (1947)

Tolpuddle Martyr's Day celebrations in Dorchester.

Town Criers Boom In Bodmin

Town Criers Boom In Bodmin (1947)

Town Criers give their best shouts in a competition in Bodmin,

Oil Prospecting

Oil Prospecting (1948)

Prospectors test for oil and build wells in Weymouth, Dorset.

Princess Elizabeth Inspects 16th Lancers

Princess Elizabeth Inspects 16th Lancers (1948)

Princess Elizabeth inspecting 16th Lancers in Lulworth. Dorset.

Swannery

Swannery (1948)

Chesil Bank swan breeding ground at Abbotsbury, Dorset.

Territorial Army

Territorial Army (1948)

Footage of the Territorial army action. Weymouth, Dorset.

Lambing Time

Lambing Time (1949)

Flock of ewes and lambs with shepherd in Dorset field.

Lobster Fishing

Lobster Fishing (1949)

Working day of lobster fisherman, Mr Jack Comben.

Navy Leaves For Arctic Expedition

Navy Leaves For Arctic Expedition (1949)

Royal Navy fleet leaves Weymouth.

Sea Cricket

Sea Cricket (1949)

Girls play game of sea cricket beside Bournemouth Pier.

Poole - Girls Training Ship

Poole - Girls Training Ship (1947)

Girls naval training at Royal Naval Training Centre in Pool.

Unity At Last

Unity At Last (1946)

New panda, Lien Ho, arrives at London Zoo from Tibetan mountains.

Cerne Abbas

Cerne Abbas (1946)

Lord and Lady Digby take on the job of delivering milk in their electric float. Cerne Abbas.

Lord Mayor Of London's Visit To Dorchester

Lord Mayor Of London's Visit To Dorchester (1936)

The Lord Mayor of London pays a visit to Dorchester in Dorset.

All Seasons Please

All Seasons Please (1937)

A look at beautiful Lulworth in Dorset with its cove and many thatched cottages.

Log Champs!

Log Champs! (1938)

World champion log roller Bob Bradbourne shows off his skill in a Bournemouth pool.

Poole Issue Title Is Good Health

Poole Issue Title Is Good Health (1938)

Travelogue item showing pretty seaside town of Poole in Dorset.

The King With His Fleet - Weymouth Bay

The King With His Fleet - Weymouth Bay (1938)

King George VI visits the fleet and attends a concert on HMS Courageous.

Tolpuddle Issue Title Going Gay

Tolpuddle Issue Title Going Gay (1938)

A look around picturesque Dorset village, home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

Britain's Reserve Fleet

Britain's Reserve Fleet (1939)

King George VI reviews the reserve fleet off the coast of Weymouth, Dorset.

Oyez ! Oyez ! Oyez !  Town Criers Contest At Lyme Regis

Oyez ! Oyez ! Oyez ! Town Criers Contest At Lyme Regis (1939)

Footage of town criers competition in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Shaftesbury Issue Title Is This England

Shaftesbury Issue Title Is This England (1943)

Travelogue item about picturesque Dorset town of Shaftesbury.

Removal Of Bathing Ban At Bournemouth

Removal Of Bathing Ban At Bournemouth (1944)

Coastal defence obstacles removed from Bournemouth beach so people can bath again.

Swannery At Abbotsbury

Swannery At Abbotsbury (1949)

Swans return to swannery at Chesil beech to breed - supervised by Mr Joseph Gill.

Torpedo Testing

Torpedo Testing (1949)

Sailors based at Weymouth examine retrieved torpedoes fired at sea in Royal Navy exercise.

Caravan Man

Caravan Man (1959)

A Pathe 'personality', William Knott, makes caravans, enjoys golf, cars, amateur radio and boats.

Royal Day On Carrier

Royal Day On Carrier (1959)

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles visit HMS Eagle and see demonstration of aircraft.

Inter-Service Kart Meeting

Inter-Service Kart Meeting (1960)

Inter-Service kart races held in Blandford, Dorset.

Mothers And Babies Go To Special Church Service

Mothers And Babies Go To Special Church Service (1960)

A local church holds a ceremony to bless Mothers and babies in Dorset.

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island (1962)

An item about picturesque Brownsea Island in Dorset once owned by a recluse, it is now up for sale.

Hunting Story

Hunting Story (1963)

An item about a fox hunt in Dorset.

Oil Under Channel?

Oil Under Channel? (1963)

An offshore oil rig drills for oil under English Channel. Off Weymouth, Dorset.

Soapbox Race For Charity

Soapbox Race For Charity (1964)

These homemade vehicles are being raced from Christchurch to Poole in Dorset.

'sovereign' Trials

'sovereign' Trials (1964)

Contenders for the Americas Cup Yacht race try out in Weymouth Bay.

Water Postman

Water Postman (1964)

Alan Marsh delivers mail by boat to the inhabitants of islands in Poole Harbour.

Poole - Hook, Line & Sinker

Poole - Hook, Line & Sinker (1957)

Angling competition is held in Bournemouth.

Animal Sanctuary Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title

Animal Sanctuary Beware - Other Colour Pics Share This Title (1956)

Ferne Animal Sanctuary is run by four devoted women.

The Swannery

The Swannery (1955)

Chesil beach - the only natural swannery in the world.

Hairstyles

Hairstyles (1950)

Latest hair fashions in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Bournemouth Swimsuits

Bournemouth Swimsuits (1951)

Footage of swimsuit competition in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1951)

Footage of Hawaiian evening at the Queen's Restaurant in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Royal Visit To The Duchy Of Cornwall

Royal Visit To The Duchy Of Cornwall (1952)

Queen Elizabeth II visits Dorchester and Lere, Dorset.

Tanks Take Off

Tanks Take Off (1953)

At Bovington Camp, Dorset, tank demonstration take place.

Nets

Nets (1954)

Women making fishing nets by hand in traditional manner at Bridport, Dorset.

Bournemouth - Conservatives In Conference

Bournemouth - Conservatives In Conference (1955)

Conservative Party in Bournemouth opens with Chancellor Butler's 'formula for success'.

Portland Stone

Portland Stone (1955)

Famous Portland stone before and after - from rocks off Dorset coast to St. Paul's Cathedral.

Sidon Raised

Sidon Raised (1955)

Dramatic shots of the raising of the sunken submarine 'Sidon' in Portland Harbour.

Submarine Sidon Disaster

Submarine Sidon Disaster (1955)

13 people died when submarine 'Sidon' sank in Portland Harbour.

Travelling Vicar

Travelling Vicar (1960)

Reverend Bill Rodda collects parishioners by bus to attend church services in Corfe Mullen, Dorset.

Lawrence Of Arabia - Simple Funeral

Lawrence Of Arabia - Simple Funeral (1935)

The funeral of Lawrence of Arabia also includes library footage of his life and the locations where he spent his final few days.

First Ladies Point To Point

First Ladies Point To Point (1921)

Lady Jean Hamilton winds the first ladies point to point horse race.

A One Armed Wonder

A One Armed Wonder (1922)

Mr Eric Peacock demonstrates Motorcycle skills with only one arm.

Feathered Lightening

Feathered Lightening (1922)

Hundreds of racing pigeons are released in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Dianas Of The Chase

Dianas Of The Chase (1923)

Lady members of South and West Wiltshire Hunt compete in point to point race.

The Grand Fleets Hospital

The Grand Fleets Hospital (1923)

A huge 32,000 ton dock is towed along by 6 tugs to Portland.

Grandmother Channel Swimmer

Grandmother Channel Swimmer (1925)

Grandmother Mrs E. Craven practices for her Channel swim in Weymouth, Dorset.

Motor Boat Thrills AKA Motorboat Thrills

Motor Boat Thrills AKA Motorboat Thrills (1925)

Lord Louis Mountbatten's motorboat 'Shadow' beats 'Gee Wiz' in race at Bournemouth.

The Boat Race - Navy Style

The Boat Race - Navy Style (1925)

Sailors from H.M.S. Leamington are among winners at Regatta in Weymouth, Dorset.

The Little People's Big Romance

The Little People's Big Romance (1925)

Mr A. Goodwin and Miss E.V. Walbridge, both under 4 feet tall, marry in Weymouth.

The Ships Are In The Bay

The Ships Are In The Bay (1925)

Ships from the Atlantic fleet assemble in Portland for spring manoeuvres.

With His Majesty In Command

With His Majesty In Command (1920)

King George V commands Home Fleet of the Navy at sea off the coast of Weymouth.

Princess Beatrice At Weymouth

Princess Beatrice At Weymouth (1920)

Princess Beatrice and King George V and Queen Mary out and about.

Oxford And Cambridge Yachting Race At Weymouth

Oxford And Cambridge Yachting Race At Weymouth (1920)

Oxford and Cambridge teams in yachting race off the Dorset coast.

Australians Leaving Weymouth

Australians Leaving Weymouth (1914)

Various shots of Australian troops as they leave their camp in Weymouth.

Thomas Hardy Funeral

Thomas Hardy Funeral

The author Thomas Hardy is buried in Stinsford, Dorset.

Tolpuddle Centenary AKA Tol Puddle Centenary

Tolpuddle Centenary AKA Tol Puddle Centenary

Mr Lansbury unveils memorial in village of Tolpuddle.

British Hard Court Championship

British Hard Court Championship

Fred Perry and Dorothy Round continue to be the first man and first woman of British tennis.

The King With The Fleet

The King With The Fleet

King Edward VIII (later Duke of Windsor) inspects the fleet in Portland, Dorset.

Town Criers Contest - Bridport

Town Criers Contest - Bridport

Walter Abbott of Lyme Regis wins the Town Criers contest at Bridport in Dorset.

British & Australian Troops Train AKA Australians Leave

British & Australian Troops Train AKA Australians Leave (1914)

Various scenes of Australian & British troops in England.

French Warship At Weymouth

French Warship At Weymouth (1914)

Shots of French warship anchored in the harbour at Weymouth.

New British Industry - Hanworthy, Dorset

New British Industry - Hanworthy, Dorset (1914)

Construction of concrete oil tankers in Hanworthy, Dorset.

U-Boats Visit The South Coast

U-Boats Visit The South Coast (1914)

U-boat on post-war tour of England.

Thrilling Tank Display

Thrilling Tank Display (1925)

The power of the tank is shown in a display in Poole, Dorset.

At Home To The Kiddies

At Home To The Kiddies (1926)

Sailors entertain party of children on board H.M.S. Repulse.

Bournemouth - All Seasons!

Bournemouth - All Seasons! (1930)

Promotional film featuring the attractions of Bournemouth - lovely holiday footage.

Cyclists Novel Wedding

Cyclists Novel Wedding (1930)

Cyclist couple arrive to wedding on bicycles and depart on a tandem.

In Aid Of Charity

In Aid Of Charity (1930)

Amy Johnson opens a hospital fete in Bournemouth.

The Youngsters'

The Youngsters' "Cowes" AKA The Youngsters Of Cones (1930)

Boys in Dorset compete with their toy boats on a small pond.

"Human Loud Speakers" (1932)

A town criers' competition held in Lyme Regis in Dorset. Lots of bells and loud voices.

Our Sailor King

Our Sailor King (1932)

Royal inspection of the Home Fleet - nice shots of an aircraft carrier and a bit of propaganda thrown in.

With His Majesty In Command

With His Majesty In Command (1932)

King George V and the Prince of Wales see at display of British naval power.

Disaster Follows Success

Disaster Follows Success (1933)

The speedboat 'Miss Britain III' bursts into flames after successful run.

Flying Steel

Flying Steel (1933)

Stunt skater Phil Taylor demonstrates his skills on the rink, Bournemouth, Dorset.

I'm Sorry I'm Late

I'm Sorry I'm Late (1933)

Prince of Wales opens new harbour in Weymouth. He had a forced landing on his flight down.

Novel Stone Laying

Novel Stone Laying (1929)

New bridge in Weymouth - the mayor prepares to lay foundation stone 25 feet below the water. Dorset.

The Fleet Of England All In All

The Fleet Of England All In All (1929)

Footage of British warships in the harbour off Portland in Dorset.

New British Speedboat

New British Speedboat (1929)

Speed boat on trials off the court of Poole, Dorset.

Ready, Aye, Ready & Cuts

Ready, Aye, Ready & Cuts (1926)

Mr. Bridgeman, first Lord of Admiralty, visits Portland dockyard.

A New Holiday Thrill

A New Holiday Thrill (1927)

A race for aeroplanes takes place at Bournemouth racecourse.

A Royal Hustler

A Royal Hustler (1927)

The Prince of Wales makes an eventful visit to Bournemouth.

Up Portland Bill And Back

Up Portland Bill And Back (1927)

Marathon runners tackle Portland Bill.

Ready - Aye Ready!

Ready - Aye Ready! (1927)

The Atlantic Fleet on display at Portland

King Neptune Comes Ashore

King Neptune Comes Ashore (1928)

A sailor undergoes the rites of Noble and Ancient Order of the Bath watched by King Neptune.

Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia (1928)

Patriotic item showing British warships in the Atlantic Battle Fleet Manoeuvres - great shots of aircraft landing on HMS Eagle.

The Boat Race - Navy Style

The Boat Race - Navy Style (1928)

The crew from H.M.S. "Heather" win Whalers' race for H.M. ships at Weymouth town regatta. Dorset.

The Last Of 150 Year Old Bridge

The Last Of 150 Year Old Bridge (1928)

The last part of a 150 year old bridge is demolished because it is too narrow for traffic. Dorset.

Duke Of Gloucester Opens Bournemouth Pavilion

Duke Of Gloucester Opens Bournemouth Pavilion (1929)

Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, opens Bournemouth's new pavilion.

Riders Of The Ice

Riders Of The Ice (1933)

Footage of a motorcycle race in action on an ice rink in Bournemouth, Dorset.