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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Ryde Police Outing on the Isle of Wight
Join these jolly off-duty funsters as they lark about both on and off the Isle of Wight - with plenty of drinking, splashing about and tickling
Amateur film 1930 12 mins Silent
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Raised glasses open this happy film after which we see off-duty policemen and their partners, in various states of undress, at seaside locations including Shanklin and other Island beaches. We get glimpses of the long vanished pier at Shanklin as well as boat trips out to sea. Members of the group are seen using small rafts to water-ski. Throughout the film they all enjoy outdoor meals, do silly dances and tickle each other before the tour ends at St Catherine's Lighthouse.
Isle of Wight
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