Fascinating footage from old home movies on DVD

Edinburgh Road, Landport, Portsmouth, in the 1920s, maybe 1930s.' Picture: Robert James Collection

NOSTALGIA: Would you dare do this in this Portsmouth street today?

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These two images come from a fascinating DVD containing footage from old home movies collected from the Wessex Film and Sound Archive.

The clips, all showing extensive scenes of Portsmouth, go back to the 1930s and fast forward to the arrival home of Falklands task force in the summer of 1982.

A scene from a Portsmouth street party marking the Queen's coronation in 1953

A scene from a Portsmouth street party marking the Queen's coronation in 1953

Highlights of the 50-minute DVD include:

· Footage of Portsdown Fair, held on the slopes above the city, in 1930

· Celebrations in Guildhall Square for the silver jubilee of King George V

· Street parties for the coronation of George VI

A still from colour footage of a VE Day street party in Portsmouth from the DVD Portsmouth on Film

A still from colour footage of a VE Day street party in Portsmouth from the DVD Portsmouth on Film

· Film of the preparations for D-Day

· The rebuilding of Portsmouth after its wartime destruction

· The extraordinary scenes in 1968 marking the return of round-the-world sailor and Southsea greengrocer Alec Rose.

These events are all brought to life with reports of the time from the archives of The News.

The colour footage of the street parties marking the coronation of George VI in 1937 shows celebrations in Amelia Street, Gloucester Street, Lancaster Road, East Street and Arthur Street.

There is also film taken from a boat entering Portsmouth Harbour of post-war Old Portsmouth, plus Navy Days footage which includes the battleship HMS Vanguard.

Portsmouth on Film also comes with a second DVD called The Way We Were in the 50s, a nostalgic look at the way we lived more than half a century ago.

· Portsmouth on Film is on sale at £15.50 from The News offices: The News Centre, Hilsea; Lake Road, Portsmouth; West Street, Fareham; High Street, Gosport and West Street, Havant.

Or call (023) 9262 2207 for postal inquiries, or order on-line at shop.portsmouth.co.uk