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Did You See Our "Jalopy" in Chichester?
An unusual film which accidentally captured scenes of Chichester before traffic was banished from the city centre.
Promotional 1953 6 mins Silent
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This fascinating film captures 1950s Chichester from an unusual perspective. The centre of the action is an open-topped car filled with actors promoting 'Hiawatha', a forthcoming feature film at the Granada cinema. However, while driving around the city, we can see streets filled with traffic; cars, buses, bicycles and shoppers. We also get views of shops and other amenities, including several garages and a quick glimpse of the rival Gaumont cinema at Eastgate.
Amateur film 1965 15 mins Silent Location: Chichester
The ancient city of Chichester's new and very modern public library rises from its concrete foundations in this fascinating film from the mid 1960s
Amateur film 1956 4 mins Silent Location: Chichester
Chichester gets out the bunting for Gala Day and to celebrate the arrival of a very special Royal visitor
Amateur film 1930 7 mins Silent Location: Glastonbury
Join the Blighs on their homeward journey through the Southern counties - calling at Glastonbury and various ancient landmarks east
Amateur film 1937 12 mins Silent Location: Chichester
Not a hoodie in sight as the male youth of Chichester goes clubbing – shove ha'penny style
Amateur film 1928 2 mins Silent Location: Chichester
This amazing footage captures a unique little railway at work during its declining years in the late 1920s
Amateur film 1937 15 mins Silent Location: Chichester
Spitfire the Rabbit makes a guest appearance in this charming family film from the early years of the war - featuring various aircraft and larks with men of the RAF.
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