Film screening: Swaythling - from Blitz to Boom

Swaythling: from Blitz to Boom  

Film screening

Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 2.00pm

Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester SO23 8TH

A special double-bill film presentation linked to the touring exhibition, Ford Transition: From Making to Moving [on display at Eastleigh Museum until September].

Southampton prepares for the Blitz, 1939
A film, made in 1939 by Harry Thew of the Solent Cine Club, captures wartime activities in the city centre and in Swaythling, as ARP and Auxiliary Fire Service personnel lead exercises and practice runs to prepare for air-raids and bombing during the Second World War.

Inside the Ford Assembly Plant, 1995
The sights, sounds and voices in this presentation create an evocative atmosphere of a time when the Ford Transit Assembly plant in Swaythling was an industrial hub of activity employing thousands. A BBC Radio Solent documentary, featuring interviews with employees recorded in 1995, is illustrated by archival images gathered during the 2018 Heritage Lottery Funded project, Transition: from Fields to Ford and Beyond.

Presented by David Lee

FREE but please book at: Eventbrite



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