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1959 film of Gosport

A fascinating film from the Wessex Film and Sound Archive profiling the town of Gosport before its transformation by modern development. This valuable visual record emphasises the town’s relationship to Portsmouth Harbour while also featuring historic streets, buildings and housing – much of it sadly derelict. While high-rise tower blocks advance we get a glimpse of other locations like Lee-on-Solent, Rowner and Alverstoke. We also see new industries and leisure facilities enjoyed by the townsfolk.

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