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New DVD looks at Salisbury in years gone by

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A new DVD has been released which contains fascinating archive film of Salisbury in the early part of the 20th Century.

The DVD, A Century of Salisbury and District on Film, was made by local charity Windrose Rural Media Trust.

It contains clips from old films of local life that have been painstakingly saved and copied over a couple of decades.

Windrose has spent many months finding people who have personal connections with the films or expert knowledge of their subjects and shot new material to add reflective insight to the old images.

"The original film-makers were local people who had the vision to record everyday life for coming generations," said Windrose director Trevor Bailey.

"They did us a great service. It's been a wonderful experience finding and saving their films, any of which could easily have been destroyed or lost.

"It's been just as tremendous meeting a whole lot of people today who can really bring these old images to life with their recollections and stories."

The DVD will be launched with a public show at Salisbury Playhouse at 7.30 pm on 19 November. Tickets are priced at £6 and are available from the Playhouse on 01722 320333.

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