This tragedy begins with teary goodbyes as two lovers part – Joe is off to America to seek his fortune. In a letter to Beth, Joe says he’ll write again when he's ready for her to come and be his bride. She replies that unless she hears from him soon she will end it all. No reply arrives so Beth drowns herself in a river. Back in America, Joe receives his lover's final letter, which causes him to jump off a suspension bridge. If only they’d known about the incompetence of the Post Office.
At Wessex Film and Sound Archive you can see and hear history, from late Victorian times to the present day, through moving images and sound recordings. The Archive contains over 36,000 film and sound recordings relating to Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, including film and tapes of local TV and radio.