Highclere is a village and parish in the county of Hampshire, in the region of South East England. It is most famous for being home to Highclere Castle, whose exterior was used as the image of the fictional TV series, Downton Abbey. We’ve found vintage footage of the stately home, which is in the Historic Places category, while this page is about the village and its surroundings.
Driving Through Highclere Village In The 1980s
Highclere. Nr Newbury. Driving through the village. Mid 1980’s: YouTube channel David Garside
“Another piece of old film I’ve managed to save from an old video tape made whilst driving home from work in Andover back in the mid 1980’s. Entering Highclere, through the village and as far as Blind Man’s Gate. A lot has changed since then I think!”David Garside
Driving From Highclere To Wash Water, 1985
Driving the A343 from Highclere to Wash Water. Approx 1985: Uploaded to YouTube on 19 Nov 2017 by David Garside
“I travelled this road regularly from late 1977 to 1996, sometimes with a colleague and sometimes by myself. There were many changes along here over the years, notably the absence of the A34, and i’m glad now that some of these drives were filmed.”David Garside
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