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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Various views of Portsmouth
Summer in the early 60s is captured in this short film by F Howard which features divers at Hilsea Lido, Portsmouth's Garrison Church and numerous Isle of Wight ferries
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The film begins with several brave, or foolhardy, individuals diving and jumping off the high boards at a very crowded Hilsea Lido. There is also a view of the Moderne-style Hilsea Café before we move to Old Portsmouth and the bombed out remains of the Royal Garrison Church. The funfair and entertainment complex at Clarence Pier can be seen in the distance. The film ends with various Isle of Wight ferries chugging to and fro along the waters of the Solent.