Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Their Past Your Future

This film compilation is available to borrow from various Hampshire Libraries. Search the library catalogue to see which Hampshire libraries hold this film. It is also available for reference only at Hampshire Record Office. You can also search our online catalogue to find other archive films and sound recordings we hold relating to this topic.

Civil Defence

‘Swaythling ARP & AFS’exercise.

(Harry Thew; 1939; B/W; Silent)

‘Bealing Films, reel 4’Southampton Common.

(Frank Bealing; 1939; Colour; Silent)

‘Scott-Paine films: bomb damage and Home Guard’

Hythe Home Guard. (Hubert Scott-Paine; 1940; B/W; Silent)

Children on the Home Front

‘Winchester Museum film 10258’

Evacuees arrive from Portsmouth. (F G Heathcote-Wride; 1939; B/W; Silent)

‘Charminster Mixed School, Bournemouth’

Various activities. (A W Legg; c1941; B/W & Colour; Silent)

Air Raids

‘Mr Streater’s Film’

building Anderson shelter at Gosport. (Mr Streater; 1939; B/W; Silent)

‘Swaythling ARP & AFS’

Anderson shelter exercise. (Harry Thew; 1939; B/W; Silent)

‘Port of Destiny’

Southampton Docks: Blitz aftermath. (Carlyle Pictures Ltd.; 1946; B/W; Sound)  

‘South Stoneham House’

Black-out precautions and unexploded bomb. (Capt. Wakeford; 1940; Colour; Silent)

War Work and Life on fhe Home Front

‘Spitfire Components’

Construction at Elliotts factory, Newbury.(Hubert Davey Prod.; 1941; B/W; Silent)

‘Activities at St Thomas’ Church, Winchester’

King Alfred Boys’ Club. (W J Prall; 1943; B/W; Silent)

‘Sailor’s Wedding’

Unknown sailor and wartime bride. (W J Prall; 1940; B/W; Silent)

‘Jesty film’

Queue for Civic Cinema at Alresford. (Leslie Jesty; 1944; B/W; Silent)

Rationing

‘Rationing in Britain’

American film. (World Wide Pictures; 1944; B/W; Sound)

‘Charminster Mixed School, Bournemouth’

The boys ‘Dig for Victory’. (A W Legg; c1941; B/W & Colour; Silent)

‘Scenes from Village Life’

Burghclere School dinner. (John Legard; 1947; B/W; Sound)

D-Day (Operation Overlord) 1944

‘Port of Destiny’

Construction of Mulberry Harbours and troop build-up. (Carlyle Pictures Ltd.; 1946; B/W; Sound)  

‘Army Film Unit footage’

D-Day preparations in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. (Crown Copyright; 1944; B/W; Silent)

Victory Celebrations 1945

‘A Pageant of the Years’

Salisbury on VE Day. (Eda Moore; 1945; B/W; Silent)

‘Taken During the War’

Parkstone and Bournemouth on VE Day. (D H Sheppard; 1945; Colour; Silent)

‘Victory Day in Romsey’

Parade in Romsey on VE Day. (Mrs  Turner; 1945; B/W; Silent)

‘Eastleigh Victory Walk’

Sport walking, organised by Tommy Green, to commemorate VE and VJ Days. (Ron Carey; 1945; Colour; Silent)

Post War Reconstruction

‘McGreevy amateur film’

Portsmouth Guildhall devastated by the Blitz. (Tom McGreevy; 1945; B/W; Silent)

‘Mild and Bitter’ & ‘The Builders’

Portsmouth reconstruction in the 1960s. (Don Reynolds, 1961-1963; Colour; Silent)

‘Preen amateur film’

Assembling a Scottwood prefab house at Hythe. (G P Preen; c1946; Colour; Silent)

‘Activities during the Mayoralty of C G Sankey’

The Mayor helps new residents move into a prefab house at Stanmore, Winchester. (Stanley Richardson; 1946; B/W; Silent)

 
Frame from film of marching soldiers

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This film compilation is available to borrow from various Hampshire Libraries. Search the library catalogue to see which Hampshire libraries hold this film. It is also available for reference only at Hampshire Record Office. You can also search our online catalogue to find other archive films and sound recordings we hold relating to this topic.