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.
This film is part of Free
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
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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.