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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Windsor Castle dominates this film of a family excursion to the much visited royal town. We also see riverboats on the Thames as well as ocean-going liners on the Solent.
Amateur film 1960 18 mins Silent
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Day-trippers flock to Windsor in this film from the late 1950s. After watching Grenadiers on guard we move to various points in the town where historic buildings like the Guildhall and the Theatre Royal can be seen. Then it's down to the river to view a variety of boats and pleasure craft. Amongst these scenes are shots of shipping on the Solent, including ocean-going liners heading for or leaving Southampton. Finally, it's back to the river at Windsor and then on to Bray Lock.
Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Location: Windsor
The senior regiment of the British Army, the Life Guards, are dismissed after a Royal Review
Review of the Life Guards by Her Majesty the Queen Review of the Life Guards by Her Majesty the Queen
Non-Fiction 1899 2 mins Location: Windsor
Spot the Queen, as she bids farewell to part of the Household Cavalry before they head off to the Anglo-Boer war
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Join the Lee family as they tour Windsor Safari Park and its famous Dolphinarium in this film from 1971. Then follow them to Blackpool Beach for pony trekking and donkey rides.
Amateur film 1960 3 mins Silent Location: Beaconsfield
Join Gillian and Roger as they wander like giants about Bekonscot Model Village - before shrinking back to size for a visit Windsor Castle and the swans on the River Thames
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Hauntingly beautiful images of flooded rural Surrey
Interest film 1951 9 mins Location: Windsor
A river symphony and an early example of stereoscopic film made about the River Thames.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.