2nd November 1908 - moving picture show in Bowerchalke

The 2nd November 1908 saw the first show of two by Mr Harry Newman’s Picture and Concert Party in the schoolroom at Bowerchalke[1].

The first half of the show consisted of songs and ventriloquism, the second half was moving pictures.

The show was not significant in itself, but it illustrates how people in the Salisbury area first saw moving images.


[1] Bowerchalke Parish Papers,Rex Sawyer 1989, page 108