Film of the Inner Relief Road construction

Salisbury's Ring Road Construction

We are very grateful to Windrose Media Trust for allowing us to show this section of their excellent DVD “A Century of Salisbury and District on Film”. The film is a poignant reminder of how the building of the ring road affected peoples’ lives. It includes some wonderful footage of Milford Street “before the bridge”.

About Windrose Media Trust

Windrose is a registered charity using film, television and audio for the benefit of the community. An important part of its work is the preservation of old films from Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire so that they can be copied and seen again by the public. Their DVD “A Century of Salisbury and District on Film” celebrates Salisbury District with archive films of life in the city and villages from Zeals in the west to Whaddon in the east.

As well as the film of the ring road construction, part of which is shown above, the DVD also includes:

Salisbury Band of Hope 1921, The Salisbury Giant 1927-1977, Flying at High Post 1935, Farming at Zeals 1930s, Life in Mere 1950s, Whaddon Brickworks 1960s, V.E. Day in Salisbury 1945, Salisbury Coronation Celebrations 1953, Oak Apple Day in Wishford 1950s and Salisbury livestock market and fair 1930s.

You can get a copy of “A Century of Salisbury and District on Film” for £10 including p&p from Windrose, Corner Cottage, Brickyard Lane, Bourton, Gillingham, SP8 5PJ.

Windrose are just bringing out a second Salisbury DVD, called “Salisbury in the Sixties”,  which features films from the old Salisbury Cine Club.  It also includes a 1920s film of the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the founding of New Sarum. It too can be purchased for £10 from the address above.

For more info on Windrose contact Trevor Bailey: or 01747 840750


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