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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This enjoyable 1930s info-mercial shows how you can furnish your home -and have that dream kitchen - by using the PIMCO easy payment plan
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Mrs Wise sits in her nicely furnished sitting room playing a piano. A visiting lady friend remarks at Mrs Wise's lovely furnishings and décor. They both go on a tour around the house, showing off the bedroom and also Mrs Wise's frocks. Moving to the kitchen, the friend is amazed at all the gadgets and mod-cons on show before asking how Mrs Wise and her husband can pay for all these things. Mrs Wise explains the PIMCO easy payment plan with detailed close-ups of her payment books.
The Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society's first shop opened in Charles Street in 1873. A larger site was acquired in Fratton Road and a central grocery and drapery were opened in 1883. In the early 1930s a site opposite the old premises was developed before it was destroyed by fire in 1934. Co-operative House, which was built on the site in 1937. It was destroyed by bombing in 1941 and rebuilt after the war. The 1950s saw neighbouring co-operatives transferred to PIMCO while closer links were established with other regional societies in the 1980s. By 2009 there were 120 Co-op Community stores spread across the region, covering Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Sussex and parts of Dorset and Wiltshire.