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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Lena Partridge At the Livery
Join the girls and the boys, both young and old, of the equine set as they hunt with hounds, trot about gardens and attend gymkhanas
Amateur film 1960 10 mins Silent
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This charming film from Lena Partridge shows the activities of a pony club livery in the New Forest. We see riders of all ages setting off from the livery across a busy road after which we see a very small child riding her own little pony in the back garden. This is followed by the gathering of a hunt with hounds and various gymkhanas featuring cross-country events and show-jumping. We then see children at their own gymkhana and a couple of newly born calves delighting the family.
Animals on Film
Documentary 1940 12 mins
Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.
Comedy 2004 4 mins
Sweet and funny short about a potty-mouthed dog who loves his owner
Non-Fiction 1959 3 mins
Six legged competitors take to the starting blocks as a Midlands pub brings the sport of beetle racing to the world.
News 1971 5 mins Location: St Keverne
Daisy the pet alligator living on the Lizard in Cornwall
Children's 1972 52 mins Director: David Eady
Fun-packed comedy for kids, in which a boy befriends a baby elephant – then teams up with his friends to stop it being sold
Amateur film 1967 14 mins Location: Thompson Common
Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
Children's 1972 23 mins Location: New Forest
Short kids' adventure about Bonny, a wild New Forest pony, and some dodgy horse thieves.
1950 15 mins Location: New Forest
Introducing Tuppence, a sprightly New Forest pony who will tell you all about life in the wilds of Hampshire.
Documentary 1952 23 mins Location: New Forest
Hampshire casts its sylvan spell in this absorbing look at the tranquil villages and ancient traditions of the New Forest.
Amateur film 1954 19 mins Silent Location: New Forest
It's all jumps, jodhpurs and tweed in Jim Mills' remarkable film about the New Forest Pony Club in 1954
Promotional 1964 22 mins Location: Southampton
Southampton is seen at its best in this colourful promotional film which also features scenes from Portsmouth, Winchester and the New Forest.
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
Short documentary 2020 19 mins
All Andy and Ben want to do is play basketball. When they join the under 16s league the boys and their new teammates take on opponents from around Yorkshire, and the challenges of growing up in inner city Leeds.
Musical 2019 13 mins
Exploring the conversation black people face when communicating their racial experience to white partners through a dynamic fusion of dance and dialogue.
Drama 2021 9 mins
Penny is experiencing post-millennium angst in Manchester. She is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Overweight and on the edge, an ordinary visit to the doctor becomes extraordinary.
Drama 2020 10 mins
A short but poignant piece on what it feels like to lose faith and trust in a friend.
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