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.
This film is part of Free
All Seasons - the story of Bournemouth as a resort
Ride the Bournemouth Belle to this famous southern seaside resort – in a film featuring golfers, skaters and the Municipal Symphony Orchestra
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This 1930s promotional film opens at Waterloo with the departure of the Bournemouth Belle. Arriving at the resort we see men in period dress 'map out' the future seaside town. Matching period photos with modern views we see how Bournemouth has grown into an all-round resort with leisure facilities for all tastes - from sandy beaches, cliffs and piers to golf-pros, skating revues, an indoor swimming pool and bowling green and a glimpse of the town's famous symphony orchestra