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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Winchester on Film by F B Heathcote-Wride
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 1935 14 mins Silent
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The film starts with Silver Jubilee celebrations in Winchester. After seeing various civic dignitaries on parade, we attend a period costume cricket match and a mysterious firelight march. Next, the winner of a car is announced at a Guildhall ceremony, after which we see the winner receiving news of her prize. An annual inspection of the local St John's Ambulance takes place followed by children sending birthday greetings to the new king, as yet uncrowned, Edward VIII.
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 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
Non-Fiction 1912 1 mins Silent Location: Winchester
There are some mightily handsome beasts on show on a chilly day at this traditional Hampshire livestock fair
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
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Musical 2019 13 mins
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Drama 2021 9 mins
Penny is experiencing post-millennium angst in Manchester. She is on the verge of a mental breakdown. Overweight and on the edge, an ordinary visit to the doctor becomes extraordinary.
Drama 2020 10 mins
A short but poignant piece on what it feels like to lose faith and trust in a friend.