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.
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A Holiday on the Isle of Wight
Join the Thomspon family on their Isle of Wight holiday in this delightfully nostalgic film from 1950
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Starting with a tableaux of garden gnomes our film moves to Ryde Esplanade where the Thompson family are enjoying their holiday. After some golf and an ice-cream, we see a mass exercise event at the Ryde Pavilion. Travelling by train all over the island, we see various station names and steam trains. At Cowes we see a yachting regatta and the Lymington ferry at Yarmouth. In the quiet village of Godshill, dainty cottages and the church tower are seen before we end at Freshwater