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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From the decade that style forgot - it's the 1976 Portsmouth and Southsea Pram-Olympics!
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The sun is out and it's time for men to dress up as women and for grown-ups to charge about in prams. This film from 1976 shows an event called the Pram-Olympics, which were held on Southsea Common during what was one of the hottest summers ever recorded.
1976 was an Olympic year and the games, which were held in Montreal, may have inspired the raucous antics on Southsea Common, as seen in this film.