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Petersfield Local Film 1912-1922

From a royal visit to the hustle and bustle of the annual fair, this is a remarkable record of the moments that brought a busy market town together.

Non-Fiction 1922 14 mins Silent


The portrait survey of the shopfronts of Petersfield that make up the last part of this film is priceless. It is perhaps ironic that in a film that features a royal visit, it is these down-to-earth, everyday scenes that are so special. You can also delve into the hustle and bustle of the Hampshire town's annual Taro fair, with scenes at the horse show a reminder of how vital these animals were to the community. Petersfield is a lucky town to have such a remarkable record of its past.