Chichester Harbour nostalgia

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Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by solentgal » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:14 pm

I came across this lovely piece of film of Chichester Harbour on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYXSaTuLf7U

Very nostalgic, good shots of Bosham, Itchenor and the big freeze in 62/63........coincidentally my Dad took cine film on the slipway by the "Ship" at Langstone on the western side of the harbour of me walking on the ice, probably the same day as the children in the film....think they were at Bosham or Itchenor though.....and I've just realised it is 50 years ago....and fairly sure it was mid January too.

Also a shot of Birdham Mill before Birdham marina was built........the view from the sea as you now approach the lock to the left of the mill. The film was taken before the lockgates were even put in, and it is a view I know exceptionally well.....the mill has hardly changed, but it looks so strange without all the boats there......and a building on the left of the water burned down some years ago, the foundations are still visible now.....nice to know what it looked like.

Just thought some of you may find it interesting.
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Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by Alan P. » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:14 pm

Wonderful film. Even more so for a classic car fan. Thanks Sami
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Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by roger » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:39 pm

Fantastic, I can just remember ice flows on the solent whilst travelling across Lymington-Yarmouth with my granny. As I remember that wasnt just a short snap of cold it lasted several months.

Makes you think when we get a load of fuss about extreme weather conditions now.
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Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by JimC » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:34 am

roger wrote:As I remember that wasnt just a short snap of cold it lasted several months.
As I (very dimly) recall where I was in Ayrshire we had a much milder winter than normal. There was snow at my grandparents on Boxing day, and then we went back up Nth, and all I can recall is scenes of frozen sea on the TV.

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Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by solentgal » Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:28 am

Jim......Ayrshire .....a coincidence......my maternal grandparents lived in Ayr in the sixties....we made a few trips north for our hols.....a beautiful area, and a holiday on Arran too when they moved over to Lamlash....happy days!
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Post by PeterV » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:07 pm

Lovely video, although how they could describe the harbour today with its masses of moorings, marinas in every creek and lots of shore development as unspoilt amused me.
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Re: Chichester Harbour nostalgia

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:50 am

Thank you!

Maybe this year we can rediscover the joys if ice yachting (toppers)....

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