Transport - Cross Channel Hovercraft Service - 1968
Britain's pioneer contribution to the development of modern transport (the hovercraft) finally comes of age when Princess Margaret inaugurates the cross channel service between Dover and Boulogne by the giant Mountbatten class SRN4, operated by British Rail Hovercraft Limited (Seaspeed).
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Industry - O.W.S Hodgkinson and Co. Paper Makers - Wookey Hole
Iris Wells demonstrating the strength of an ordinary piece of paper at O.W.S Hodgkinson and Co., a paper making firm in Wookey Hole, Somerset. Machine made paper is not capable of supporting the weight of a person, but handmade paper, still produced by craftsmen, has the requisite strength.
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Transport - British Rail Uniforms
British rail workers wearing new uniforms that will go into trial use on certain routes throughout the country tomorrow. (l-r) Driver George Hawkins, 39, whose new all-wool uniform is in medium blue grey and bears the distinguishing three gilt stars of the driver on the lapel. Leonard Collis wears the travelling ticket inspector's dark-grey civilian-type suit, and a cap with two gilt rings. John Angel, a guard, has a similar uniform to the driver, but has a single silver ring on cap and cuffs.
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