The Village of Hamble & its River DVD




A collection of rare archive films around the Village and River Hamble.

Rare and fascinating films of the village of Hamble and its river from the 1920s through to the 1970s.

We look at all aspects of village life through family films captured by Pip Bartlett and Clive Denton with memories from Ian Underdown, Gill Beavis and Peggy Dorothy.

Our films include carnival time in the village when processions began in the top playing fields and made their way down to the High Street and quay by the river.

In the 1960s and 1970s, regatta was held at the same time with lots of events on the river.

We see archive films of early aviation at Hamble’s airfield from 1925 and up until the days of training recruits for air lines.

Trials of the gyrocopter and the largest airliner in Britain to date, the Avro Ensign in 1938.

The arrival of A V Roe brought much activity at Hamble in the development of aircraft and sea planes.

We view the church of St Andrews in harvest celebration and many scenes of the river with the launching of sailing dinghies off the quay.

A special series of films of the Training Ship Mercury which was much a part of Hamble up until 1968.

Boat building at Fairey Marine at Hamble Point and a trip around the streets of the village and much more.

Approx. 60 minutes.

This DVD is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – Kingfisher Productions.