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 Royal Visit to the Hants & Isle of Wight Constabulary
It's a special day for the Hampshire Constabulary when Princess Margaret arrives to officially open their new Winchester HQ
Non-Fiction 1966 2 mins Silent
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Starting with an inspection parade, we see Princess Margaret on her visit to the new headquarters of Hampshire Constabulary in West Hill, Winchester. Standing on a rostrum, she takes the salute of policemen marching past, riding on motorcycles and leading police dogs. A small motorcade of police cars passes by before we see Princess Margaret unveiling a plaque inside the new building. She then sees a demonstration of fingerprint-taking and an HRH 66 numberplate.
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
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Amateur film 1935 14 mins Silent Location: Winchester
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Amateur film 1947 3 mins Silent Location: Winchester
War veterans from the Old Contemptibles Association march through the streets of Winchester in this poignant 1947 film from W J Prall
Documentary 1973 27 mins Location: London
A portrayal of the NHS which shows off the “marvellous” system to audiences around the world.
Amateur film 1950 1 mins Silent Location: Winchester
Observe these Winchester women working in a local laundry - it's a glimpse into how things were before the Clean Air Act
Non-Fiction 1912 1 mins Silent Location: Winchester
There are some mightily handsome beasts on show on a chilly day at this traditional Hampshire livestock fair
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
Director Eva Riley (Perfect 10) introduces Carine Adler’s Under the Skin, and describes why Samantha Morton’s visceral feature film debut performance astounds her.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1980 49 mins
Divorce 1980s-style is examined by this BFI film in which, tellingly, only the deserted wife is denied a voice.
Documentary 1943 12 mins
Are your stooking and stacking skills poor? Watch and learn how best to stack your stooks.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 43 mins
Mundane images are flipped, looped, reversed and interpolated to the sound of Monteverdi and other sonic textures.
Documentary 1957 20 mins
Epic undertaking at Bevercotes Colliery, digging 3000 feet to reach untapped coal seams in Nottinghamshire.
Travelogue 1935 15 mins Silent Location: Bournemouth
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