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William Chaston ("Bill")

Profile

Dates
1947-1953
Role
Cameraman
Newsreels / Cinemagazines
Pathe News; This Is Britain
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Career

William Chaston worked as a cameraman on the cinemagazine This Is Britain, produced by the Central Office of Information for the Board of Trade. His only existing credit is for ‘BRITAIN’S NEW RESOURCES’, This Is Britain No.45, made by the Crown Film Unit [qv] for overseas distribution in 1950. Through the Crown Film Unit, he also worked on the first six issues of Mining Review, including ‘CUTTER LOADER’ in Mining Review 1st Year No.1 in September 1947 and ‘THE PROBLEM OF SMOKE ELIMINATION’ in Mining Review 1st Year No.5 in January 1948.

It is probable that the Chaston credited in the camera teams that filmed ‘TROOPING THE COLOUR’ for Pathe News No.53/44 of June 1953, and ‘ROYAL RIVER PAGEANT’ in No.53/56 of July 1953 was William Chaston.

Sources

NoS Number 328235; This Is Britain Issue Number 45; Date released 1950: NoS Number 334706; Mining Review 1st Year Number 1; Date released September 1947: NoS Number 334736; Mining Review 1st Year Number 5; Date released January 1948.

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