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.
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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.