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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Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
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We begin with steam traction engines, of all sizes, strutting their stuff past crowds of visitors. There is a unique view of a line-up of traction engines with their chimneys belching out smoke. Shire horses give their own displays of pulling power - from carriages and carts to ploughs. Tractors also perform in a cavalcade - with some drivers stripped to the waist, while old grannies, still wearing cardigans despite the record temperatures, munch on their sandwiches.