Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Wessex Film and Sound Archive WFSA

‘Bringing our history to life’

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 38,000 film and sound recordings relating to the Wessex region - including Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

The collection is incredibly diverse and covers a wide range of mediums – from VHS tapes to traditional 8mm film stock.

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    Cinefilm relating to the region, to add to our collections of professional, amateur, documentary, research, advertising and newsreel films of local interest, from 1897 onwards.


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    Sound recordings reflecting life in the area, especially oral history, local radio, gramophone discs and local music tapes, and digital audio files.


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    Video recordings showing everyday life and events, whether on obsolete formats or made today, including corporate promotions and creative films.


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    Equipment and manuals

    We also collect equipment and manuals for film, sound and video, to help us in our work. There is an 85 seat cinema for group viewing and listening.



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Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH
tel 01962 846154

Contact us

Wessex Film and Sound Archive (WFSA) was set up in 1988, funded by Hampshire County Council through Hampshire Archives Trust.

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