• Short Summary

    A look at the three lighthouse keepers on the Needles lighthouse off the Isle of Wight.

  • Description

    Needles lighthouse.

    Three lighthouse keepers keep watch. Solent, off Isle of Wight.

    Various shots as the boat with one relief lighthouse keeper and more food arrives at the Needles. L/S of the keeper who is going home, he waves from the top of the lighthouse. M/S as new keeper climbs the steps to the lantern and unscrews the bulb to polish it, another is cleaning the glass outside. M/S as one walks out with a mat and sits down. M/S of another writing a letter home. M/S man stitching mat. The other one rolls up his letter and puts it in a bottle. M/S as he throws it out to sea where it may drift home.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1357.22
    Media URN:
    44662
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:36:39:00 / 01:37:44:00
    Canister:
    NP 217

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