Reel Life – DVD

Reel Life; Saturdays in Film and Sound DVDThe ‘Reel Life’ DVD provides a fascinating glimpse into weekend leisure time  of the last 100 years through examples of archive film and oral history interviews held in the public archives. The material includes everything from shopping to skateboarding and is grouped into themes, covering:

  • Street life
  • Leisure
  • Seaside
  • Families
  • Parades and Festivals
  • On the Land

The cost of this DVD, including packaging and postage within mainland UK, is £5.00.

To buy it contact the archive.


More about the Project and the DVD

The DVD ‘Reel Life – Saturdays in Film and Sound’ was produced in partnership with the British Library Sound Archive, SEMLAC, Screen Archive South East, University of Brighton and Wessex Film and Sound Archive.

The DVD contains an exciting collection of film extracts and and sounds including:

  • Street Life in Petersfield (1919), Canterbury (1923-24) and Winchester (1960s)
  • The Opening of the SS Brighton Swimming Pool (1934)
  • Surfing in Sussex and Cornwall from the 1930s to the present day
  • Rollerskating in Southsea (1930s-60s)
  • Tourist publicity films from Margate and Southsea
  • The Reading Jazz and Rock Festival (1972)
  • Hop-picking in Kent in the 1930s
  • Parades in Brighton, Bexhill and the Isle of Wight
  • Family films from the 1930s-1960s with commentaries

The DVD was created by SASE in conjunction with Wessex Film and Sound Archive and the British Library.