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Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Gosport Life

1. ABC Gosport

BBC South item with commentary by John Arlott.
BBC South; 1963; B/W; sound

2. Camper & Nicholson yard, c1900

Rare early footage depicting the launch of an ocean yacht.
Film maker unknown; c1900; B/W; silent

3. Laying of the Foundation Stone of Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Earl Haig carries out the ceremony on 3 July 1921, and visits the Gosport branch of the British Legion.
Film maker unknown; 1921; B/W silent

4. Opening Ceremony of Gosport War Memorial Hospital

Local MP Sir John Davidson opens the hospital on 28 April 1923.
McDowells Commercial Films Ltd.; 1923; B/W; silent

5. Newsreel 1936

Events included in this amateur local newsreel are the launch of Tommy Sopwiths Endeavour II yacht, a British win at the International Model Yacht Races, and the 1936 Gosport Carnival.
C A Russell & Ken Craigie; 1936; B/W; silent

6. 1937 Coronation

Amateur film of the Coronation procession in Gosport.
C A Russell & Ken Craigie; 1937; B/W; silent

7. Browndown

Footage of soldiers on the Army firing gange, taken at the start of World War Two.
Film maker unknown; c1939; B/W; sSilent

8. D-Day preparations in Hampshire

Scenes showing Gosports role in Operation Overlord, including military exercises at Stokes Bay and the unloading of injured soldiers after the invasion, at Elson Hardway.
Army Film Unit; 1944; B/W; silent

9. Lee White Laundry

Advertising film featuring Lee White Laundry at Lee-on-Solent, made for a trade fair in 1948.
Eric Stewart; 1948; B/W; silent


1. Gods Port our Haven

Commissioned by Gosport Borough Council to show the area during a time of change and redevelopment.
Gosport Borough Council; 1959; Colour; silent

2. Camdentown Redevelopment

Housing improvements during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Gosport Borough Council; 1968-1972; Colour; silent

3. Lee Tower

The entertainment centre at Lee-on-Solent, just prior to demolition in 1971.
Gosport Borough Council; 1971; Colour silent

4. Lee-on-Slent 1934

Amateur film of people sea bathing, and the arrival of a seaplane at the Naval Air Station (HMS Daedalus).
Dr. G H Johnson; 1934; B/W; silent

5. Coronation Events in Portsmouth 1953

Extract showing aircraft massing at Lee-on-Solent Air Station (HMS Daedalus) for the Naval Review fly-past at Spithead in 1953.
Portsmouth Cine Club; 1953; Colour; silent

6. PIMCO Building Works

Extract showing the opening of the Co-Op grocery store in Lee-on-Solent, 14 August 1935.
PIMCO; 1935; B/W; silent

7. Streater film

Amateur footage of Brockhurst Road in 1939, the Streater family building an Anderson Shelter in their back garden at 53, Heaton Road, and aircraft at Grange Airfield (now HMS Sultan).
Mr Streater; l939; B/W; silent

8. Peskett films

Amateur footage of the Gosport Floating Bridge on the Portsmouth side, in the late 1940s.
A Peskett; 1940s; B/W; silent

9. Working Cutler

Amateur film of Mr D A Roper of Gosport sharpening scissors on his mobile cutlers cart in the 1970s.
V E Cleife; 1970s; Colour; silent



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