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British Pathé archives reveal Oxfordshire footage
Amphibious caravan
Newsreel footage includes an amphibious caravan in Henley-on-Thames shot in 1967

British Pathé hopes members of the public will come forward with information about the people and places featured in its films.

"We have over 340 films relating to Oxfordshire," said Alastair White, British Pathé's General Manager.

"While some of the canister notes are very thorough for what was needed at the time, we would like to hear from anyone who can add to the information.

"We have even had people coming forward who are actually in the films, which is thrilling," Mr White added.

Wantage steam train
A nineteenth century steam train was filmed in Wantage in 1936
The newsreel film company's archive is now available online.

Oxfordshire films include an amphibious caravan, an 80 year old steam train called "Jane" filmed in 1936 and the opening of the Nuclear Physics Centre in Oxford.

Pathé Newsreels were produced from 1910 but by the 1960s they were supplanted by the growing popularity of television news.


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