Over the coming months we'll be highlighting some of the hundreds of newsreels featuring footage from our region, thankfully now preserved in various archive facilities around our country, with many available to watch online.

To start things off, here's five films featuring Arundel, on a variety of subjects.

Arundel [Swanbourne Lake]
Date: circa 1920s
Running Time: 2 minutes 6 seconds

This short intertitled film begins shots of busy traffic on a street in Arundel in the 1920s. Several motorbikes and cars pass by. The film then shows people feeding swans and peacocks on Swanbourne Lake.
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Arundel; Shoreham; Southsea; Isle of Wight
Date: 1937-38
Running Time: 11 minutes 25 seconds

This colour and black and white film show views of Arundel village and castle. Internal shots of the castle and grounds are shown in detail. The film then shows a miniature railway in Southsea, and paddle steamers on the Isle of Wight followed by a tour around the coast of the Isle of Wight, including Sandown and Shanklin piers, The Needles and lighthouse.
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Arundel Events
Date: 1967-1974
Running Time: 15 minutes 56 seconds

A compilation of amateur material featuring events in the life of the town of Arundel, West Sussex. Highlights include the 16th Duke and Duchess of Norfolk opening the Norfolk Centre, a visit of the Papal Nuncio and a ceremony to mark the end of the Borough of Arundel.
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Visit to Arundel Castle
Date: 1972
Running Time: 9 minutes 17 seconds

The Greenyer family spend a day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.
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Holiday at Bognor Regis
Date: 1962
Running Time: 26 minutes 39 secnds

This amateur film contains scenes from a holiday to Bognor Regis. There are also shots of Arundel and Chichester.
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These five newsreels are all from The Collection, compiled and stored by Screen Archive South East at University of Brighton.