A Journey of Discovery – captured on DVD
This evocative DVD brings to life the story of the Meon Valley in rural east Hampshire – its ancient river, landscape, history and heritage.
From Old Winchester Hill (with its iconic hill fort) and Butser Hill on the South Downs, to Titchfield Haven on the Solent, the river has attracted settlers through the Bronze, Iron, Roman, and Saxon eras to modern times, including D-Day and Churchill.
The narrative of the Valley is brought to life with professionally produced narrative, unique and evocative aerial footage, interviews, maps and images – revealing the story of the Valley, of each village from East Meon to Titchfield; and the story of the mission of Wilfrith of Northumbria (St. Wilfrid) to the South and West Saxons and Jutes.
Additional to the main story line are cameos giving unique insights into the history and heritage of each of the ten villages and market towns of the Valley, and also a journey along (and from above) Wilfrid’s Meon Valley Churches Trail.
The DVD was commissioned and produced, with funding from our heritage partners (see below), by a Meon Valley charity – The Friends of the Saxon Church (AD1020) at Corhampton. Creative production and direction was by Focus Business Communications and Cambridge UAV, in consultation with communities of the Meon Valley, historians, archaeologists, champions of the river and its landscape and educationalists.
The DVD is an ideal addition to the ‘coffee table’, a gift to share with family, friends and visitors and a valuable primary curriculum resource.
The DVD can be purchased online via the ‘buy now’ buttons below, using PayPal (if you have a PayPal account) or credit/debit card; or by payment of an invoice by BACS, cheque or cash (more information below).
£10.00 (inc P&P)
£6.50 (inc P&P)
For more information, for multiple or special orders (heritage societies, churches, charities, schools…) and/or to request an invoice or other means of paying (BACS, cheque or cash) please contact: Peter O’ Sullivan at TPeterOSullivan@hotmail.com / 07710035722
TRAILER OF THE FILM AND, BELOW, THE UAV IN ACTION AT
ST ANDREW’S CHURCH AT MEONSTOKE
AND ELY CATHDRAL – THE FILM THAT INSPIRED OUR PROJECT
A blog, with photos and interviews, of the making of the film and its official launch, is available on the website of Focus Business Communications, the company making the film; see Making the Film
We thank Hampshire and Winchester Councils, The South Downs National Park Authority and the Heritage Lottery Fund for grants to enable us to make the film; and Regia Anglorum… and Focus Business Communications (and its unmanned aerial vehicle partner, Cambridge UAV) for their creativity and professionalism is supporting us in this amazing project.