22 Jun British Pathe release footage of Massey Shaw on Youtube
British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of over 85,000 historic films to its Youtube channel.
This includes high definition footage featuring Massey Shaw’s official launch and trials in 1935. Naturally the Society is over the moon about this, as previously footage had to be purchased so we’ve not seen some of it!
The vintage news items released by Birtish Pathé were predominantly featured in cinemas between 1896 to 1976 and the archive feature many other heritage sites and details about the London Fire Brigade.
You can find out more about the project here: https://britishpathe.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/british-pathe-releases-85000-films-on-youtube/
But for now, why not enjoy official footage from the launch of Massey Shaw and its Sea Trials at Cowes Isle of Wight back in 1935!
View the videos here (they’re at the bottom of the page!).