Day Trips In England 1940s to 1970s - This Sceptered Isle

Day Trips In England 1940s to 1970s
Spanning the 30 years from 1944 to 1974, "This Sceptred Isle" includes over a dozen multiple-destination archive travelogues jam-packed with ideas for English day-trips and weekends away. City, coast and countryside fun and frolics and a celebration of the English history and heritage of some of the tourist hotspots of yesteryear as filmed by celebrated quota quickie B-movie producer Harold Baim. A comprehensive over 6 hour collection of archive films that would have originally been seen at your local cinema as secondary features to some of the biggest movies of the 50s, 60s & 70s!
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Disc One : OUR MR SHAKESPEARE (36 mins, 1944) Shakespeare's birthplace Stratford-On-Avon and local Cotswold villages. / A POCKET FULL OF RYE (16 mins, 1955) Rye in Sussex, Romney Marshes & Bodiam Castle. / DOWN SOMERSET WAY (16 mins, 1957) Touring around Somerset. / THE ENGLISH RIVIERA (16 mins, 1958) Coastal Devon, its beauty spots, historical buildings and resorts. / IN GLORIOUS DEVON (16 mins, 1958) Plymouth from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America in the 'Mayflower'. / ROYAL COUNTY : (17 mins, 1958) The Norfolk Broads and Sandringham. / BELLE OF KENT : (14 mins, 1959) Canterbury Cathedral and a tour round the Garden Of Englan  / PLAYGROUND SPECTACULAR (26 mins, 1960) Blackpool and its thrills!

Disc Two STORIES FROM LAKELAND (25 mins, 1961) The tranquillity and dramatic scenery of the Lake District. / WORLD OF WAX (24 mins, 1962) A day-trip to Madame Tussauds in London! / THE QUAY TO THE TOR (22 mins, 1964) The famous resort and surrounding countryside of Torquay. / YORK (23 mins, 1972) The ancient city and Roman capital of York with its celebrated Minster. / THE PLYMOUTH SOUND (24 mins, 1973) The vibrant city of Plymouth, its Naval base and maritime history. / RESERVED FOR ANIMALS (28 mins, 1974) Terry Wogan takes a trip to the Safari Park at Woburn Abbey. / BONUS FEATURE - THIS IS GUERNSEY (24mins, 1963) Touring round the Channel Island and discussing its Second World War occupation. / BONUS FEATURE - PETE MURRAY TAKES YOU TO HASTINGS (17 mins, 1983) Pete Murray, TV Personality & DJ explores Hastings - the  famous seaport and battleground of 1066. COMBINED RUNNING TIME OF 365 MINUTES!
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Directed by Peter Bradford, Produced by Howard Thomas for the British Pathe Documentary Unit in 1953

Bonus Features - For The Period Racing Car Fanatic!! Safety Fast (1948, 9 mins) MG Sports Car Promotional Film featuring 38 American and English amateur racing car drivers zooming around a course in West Palm Beach, Florida. Goldie Gardner on a German autobahn at Dessau breaking the International kilometre record. A fascinating insight into the MG Production line at their Abingdon workshops. Goldie Gardner : MG EX-135 At Bonneville (1951, 3 mins) Sterling Moss : MG EX-181 At Bonneville (1957, 3 mins) MG A Twin-Cam Production Model (1958, 3 mins)
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