Sussex on Film

Brighton (ca. 1956)Screen Archive South East in association with West Sussex Record Office has released a DVD of rare film footage of Sussex.

The DVD offers a unique insight into the life and work of the people of the South East from late Victorian times to the present day, all through the camera lenses of local film-makers. Their cameras captured the spirit of the times from the packed bank holiday beaches of Bognor to the tranquil rural scenes of trug-making and sheep shearing in the downland countryside.

Sussex on Film DVD coverFilm extracts used on the DVD include Chichester filmed by the local Cine Club, showing the enthusiastic celebrations of the Silver Jubilee of George V and Queen Mary in 1935. Colour footage filmed after the war includes the beauty spots of West and East Sussex in 1946 and extracts from promotional film of Brighton in the 1950s.

B/W and colour footage, Running time 1hr 13 minutes Price: £16.50

The DVD is available for purchase from the West Sussex Record Office.