Wessex Archaeology is excited to announce today the launch of our fundraising campaign to create a film about the historic city of Salisbury – named ‘Salisbury Uncovered’.

The film will focus on the story of how the city developed and what life was like in the past for the people of Salisbury, narrated by Dr Phil Harding.


Salisbury Uncovered’ will delve into our extensive archive of information from past discoveries in the area, as well as offering new insights and perspectives from modern technology. We’ll be calling on experts from across the organisation to investigate our findings, and make use of cutting-edge technology like UAVs (drones) and 3D reconstructions of lost monuments and landscapes created by our Studio team.

As an educational charity, we’re hoping to create an exciting film which tells the story of Salisbury and its people, going right back into the prehistoric,” says Phil Harding. “We want to spark the interest and imagination of the local community here, and show them what life might have been like in their house or their street hundreds of years ago.

It’s a really tough time for everyone at the moment and very sad that the Salisbury community can’t get together physically to celebrate this hugely significant anniversary year for our city,” says Wessex Archaeology CEO, Chris Brayne. “We’re hoping that with this film we can get people engaging and interacting with this place in a different, but equally meaningful, way.

Fundraising will pay for professional filmmaker Ethem to produce the film, which the partnership is then hoping to make available to the public online and via viewing events next year.


Please donate through the Crowdfunder page:

Salisbury 2020: City on the Move is a year-long celebration of the founding of the city of Salisbury in its current location, when Salisbury Cathedral moved from Old Sarum 800 years ago. This celebratory year embraces both Cathedral and city, with a planned programme of events; unfortunately due to Coronavirus these events have either been cancelled, postponed or taken online.