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Wessex Film and Sound Archive

New Forest Life

1. New Forest Borderlands

Extract from a promotional film commissioned by Christchurch Borough Council in 1939, exploring the history and traditions of the New Forest.
Avenue Films Ltd.; 1939; B/W; sound  

2. Seedtime and Harvest

A silent film study of age-old farming techniques, as practised at Tucks Hole, near Fordingbridge in the late 1930s.
Eric Ashby; 1936-37; B/W; silent

3. The Seasons

Extracts from a colour amateur film, including New Forest scenes, taken during the 1940s.
Frank Bealing; 1939-46; Colour; silent  

4. D-Day Preparations in Hampshire

Silent footage of an Army transit camp in the New Forest, during the run up to D-Day in 1944.
Army Film Unit; 1944; B/W; silent  

5. Exercise Salvare

A film record of the Civil Defence exercise which took place in and around the New Forest on 3 May 1959.
Hampshire County Council; 1959; B/W; silent  

6. Burley - a New Forest Village

Educational documentary by staff and pupils of Weston Park Secondary Boys School, Southampton.
Ken Carey/Weston Park Secondary Boys School; 1961; Colour; sound


Film still of man leading horses

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