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An epic ramble from Winchester to Canterbury, through Hampshire, Surrey and Kent with picnics, pints and much prettiness on the way
Travelogue 1956 33 mins
Tighten your laces and pack your mint cake as this one is a bit of a trek. The 120-miles between Winchester and Canterbury pass through some of the south-east England's prettiest towns, villages and pastures. Between 1956 and today plenty has changed, but despite the narrator's grumblings about urban encroachment much is timeless. Like a good hike, the film is not a race and takes its time to pause and wonder at its surroundings.
Halfway through the film there are some great scenes of a mass pilgrimage through the streets of Guildford to the site of the new Cathedral. The event, which took place on the 4th April 1955, marked the much delayed start of the construction of the nave, and was clearly a celebratory occasion for the town and its surroundings.
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
A Royal Visit to the Hants & Isle of Wight Constabulary A Royal Visit to the Hants & Isle of Wight Constabulary
Non-Fiction 1966 2 mins Silent Location: Winchester
It's a special day for the Hampshire Constabulary when Princess Margaret arrives to officially open their new Winchester HQ
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Silent Location: Winchester
Winchester puts on its finery for a feast of celebrations, parades and civic ceremonies in this nostalgic film from 1936 - which also includes the lucky winner of a motor car
Amateur film 1947 3 mins Silent Location: Winchester
War veterans from the Old Contemptibles Association march through the streets of Winchester in this poignant 1947 film from W J Prall
Documentary 1973 27 mins Location: London
A portrayal of the NHS which shows off the “marvellous” system to audiences around the world.
Amateur film 1950 1 mins Silent Location: Winchester
Observe these Winchester women working in a local laundry - it's a glimpse into how things were before the Clean Air Act
1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
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