Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Business sources (except maritime)

A growing number of items relating to commerce in the region are being discovered and preserved, although many more had been discarded before WFSA existed, to our lasting regret.

Notable examples of deposited items have come from

  • PIMCO - the Portsea Island Mutual Co-operative Society
  • Wellworthy - piston ring manufacturers of Lymington and Ringwood
  • Pirelli - cable manufacturers of Eastleigh and Southampton; the Automobile Association
  • Conder - construction firm based in Winchester; J Evans and Son - engineering firm of Portsmouth
  • Huntley & Palmer - biscuit and cake manufacturer of Reading.

Local newspaper companies which produced films include the Southampton Echo, Portsmouth News, and Reading Post. Martin Photographic is a good example of a firm which produced corporate films for others, including Southampton City Council.

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