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    Picturesque village of Tarrant Hinton and deserted RAF camp on nearby Crichel Down.

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    Tarrant Hinton, Crichel Down, Dorset.

    Crichel signs. Shots of Down. Sign "Tarrant Hinton" Village of Tarrant Hinton Derelict service Camp on Down. Air Ministry signs and property. Village Houses. GV. LV. Crichel Village. Modern Gates in fields. (this section ends at TC 01:35:13)

    Unidentified section follows showing smartly dressed couple posing outside building in town setting, unidentified but what looks like a London double decker bus in backgound. Couple enter building. Various shots of people in street, waiting around.
    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:50:00 / 01:35:39:00
    UN 2646 E

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  1. larkwood says

    The smartly dressed couple look likely to be Mary Anna Marten who inherited the Crichel Estate from her father and her husband Commander Marten. They are clearly in London, Parliament Square, Palace of Westminster with Westminster Abbey and the Treasury building in the background.
    The assumption would be that they were attending the Public Enquiry into the Crichel Down affair in 1954 which ultimately returned the land to them and established the Crichel Down Rules about compulsorily purchased land etc.

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  2. Trebar says

    Crichel Down was the site of a bombing range during WW2. Air dropped weapons were tested there principally by aircraft of the trials units based at RAF Boscombe Down near Amesbury.

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