Wessex Film and Sound Archive

Civic events and other local activities

Apart from films and sound recordings made or commissioned by local authorities, WFSA holds a large amount of amateur material covering civic events and other organised local activities.

Most of the larger centres of population in the region are covered. Particular national events that were celebrated locally include the 1935 Silver Jubilee of King George V, the 1937 and 1953 Coronations, the 1977 Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Festival of Britain 1950.

Local events include carnivals, fairs, outdoor shows, historic anniversaries, royal visits, official openings of buildings, etc., regattas, elections, fetes, and parades. In addition, a wide range of other activities are covered, embracing sport, culture, children's organisations like the Scouts and Guides, organised outings, and general social activities.

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