Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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A fascinating film showing the cathedral city of Chichester before the arrival of its ringroad and the pedestrianisation of its Roman streets.
Amateur film 1962 7 mins Silent
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This wonderful colour film from the mid-1960s starts with views across fields towards the cathedral, as seen from the railway footbridge. We then see the Chichester Cross, dating from 1501, at the intersection of the city centre's four main roads - where pedestrians and traffic still mingle. Chichester's elegant Georgian buildings are featured along with a variety of shopfronts, some of which are still trading in exactly the same location.
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