British Universities Film & Video Council

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PLATO VIDEO


Waverley moored at Swanage Pier (photo courtesy of Plato Video)
Description
The collection is composed of 8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm film and video material from the 1920s to the present day. Completed programmes on transportation and other subjects are held together with stock footage on related subjects. Completed programmes on aviation, liquor licensing (public houses, etc), rural and urban planning and design, and shipping interests. Shipping includes paddle steamers, cross channel ferries, excursion ships, hovercraft (including last day of cross-channel operation), liners (including pre-war cruise liner Bremen) and Southampton Docks in the 1930s, showing visiting liners and general dock workings. Aviation material includes early Biplane airliner flight to Paris from Croydon Airport, air shows going back to the 1950s, flights in World War II aircraft and flights in Concorde and extensive footage of Concorde. Buildings include black and white 16mm film of London, Paris and River Thames in the late 1930s and video of rural and urban locations in the UK, Paris, Venice and the USA.
Website
http://www.plato-video.co.uk
Keywords
Ships; Transport; Liners, ocean-going ships; Docks & dockyards; Aircraft; Ferries, water transport; Hovercraft; Aviation; Town and country planning; Thames River; Air shows; Concorde; Paddle steamers; Shipping services; Steamships; Urban areas
Access
Access available. By arrangement.
Facilities
Supply of viewing copies on VHS tapes. Sale and duplication of copyright held material.
Copyright
Copyright held for most of the material.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Still Images
There is also a library of 35mm and 2 1/ inch square colour slides, and colour and black and white photos and postcards of railways, transportation, buildings and general scenes in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Lionel Fynn
Job title
Video Librarian
Telephone
01202-554382
Fax
01202-761227
Email
lionel@platovideo.com
Address
3 Poole Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5QJ

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