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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God's Port Our Haven
Enjoy a nostalgic trip through Gosport in this wistful film from 1959 - which praises the modern town but shows some its older charms which the tower blocks will soon sweep away.
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A fascinating film profiling the town of Gosport before its transformation by modern development. This valuable visual record emphasises the town's relationship to Portsmouth Harbour while also featuring historic streets, buildings and housing - much of it sadly derelict. While high-rise tower blocks advance we get a glimpse of other locations like Lee-on-Solent, Rowner and Alverstoke. We also see new industries and leisure facilities enjoyed by the townsfolk.