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darrenh

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Re: Boating on the Medway 1949-1995
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 17:49:34 »
did you not recognise bob holness' name in the credits at the start either :p

i loved it, particularly when it gets to maidstone which is of interest to me.  thanks for posting

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2011, 14:43:44 »
The narrator was the late, great Bob Holness of Blockbusters ("Can I have a 'P' please Bob") fame..... :) S4.

Of course! Doh

I thought I recognised the voice!

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 22:53:01 »
The narrator was the late, great Bob Holness of Blockbusters ("Can I have a 'P' please Bob") fame..... :) S4.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 16:27:49 »
The narrator was the late, great Bob Holness of Blockbusters ("Can I have a 'P' please Bob") fame..... :) S4.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 15:17:35 »
Same trouble with the .AVI file: I just renamed it to .WMV and it worked for me.

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Re: Boating on the Medway 1949-1995
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 19:15:24 »
Great to see old footage like this. I like the narrator who sounds a hell of a lot like Jack Hargreaves or is it just his manner :-)

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 07:40:42 »
I'm PM you some detailed instructions, but as a general helper to anyone else who has trouble with it - you may need to download appropriate codec's in order to watch this. It downloaded as a .cgi file for me, but played fine in Media Player Classic (available at http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/)

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Re: Boating on the Medway 1949-1995
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 23:35:37 »
Downloads as an avi on mine and won't open in windows  media player - any idea?

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 16:56:30 »
Thanks for that! loved it!

PaddyX21

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Boating on the Medway 1949-1995
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 13:13:33 »
Hi All,
I was browsing for background information on another topic (Aylesford Sand Co Ltd, probably post to follow!), when I came across this fantastic video footage, largely from 1949.
I half expect this to move, as it touches on many other posts made here.
Hopefully it will be useful to some of you :)

Video 1 (34Mb) is Rochester Castle to Allington Loch, highlights include the flying boat Golden Hind
Video 2 (45Mb) is Allington to Yalding, highlights including a very different looking Maidstone!
Video 3 (34Mb) is approach to Tonbridge, this section include more modern footage, but still very interesting.

Main page with full summary:http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?Mode=Search&SearchMode=explorer&SearchWords=Z4c_Moviebase_20&DateList=&.submit=Submit+Query&Boolean=AND&Results=25&PathList=%2FZ4c_Medway_MovieBase%2F&.cgifields=Verbose&.cgifields=Exact

Videos:http://cityark.medway.gov.uk/query/results/?images_dir=%2Fcityark%2FScans%2FZ4c_Medway_MovieBase%2FZ4c_MovieBase_20.html&image_file=Z4c_Medway_MovieBase%2FZ4c_MovieBase_20.html&Mode=View+Images

FYI: Although reproduced through the Medway CityArk website, copyright remains with John Hedgeley

 

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