Detail

Title ID 10756Collection ID1474
TitleMr Emberton's Work at Blackpool Pleasure Beach [Jocelyn and Gillian Emberton oral history interview clip 4]
DateApril 2010
CollectionJocelyn and Gillian Emberton Oral History
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionOral History
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsBuildings Fairgrounds Oral History Travel
Location
LocalShoreham-by-Sea
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionScreen Archive South East
CameraCatherine Walsh; Elaine Sheppard
NarratorJocelyn Emberton-Underwood; Gillian Farwell (interviewees)
SoundCatherine Walsh; Elaine Sheppard (interviewers)
FormatColour Sound
Duration02 min. 22 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An edited extract from an oral history interview with sisters Jocelyn Emberton-Underwood and Gillian Farwell, talking about their memories of their father, Joseph Emberton and his work in designing Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This short film combines the interview footage with material from the archive collection filmed by the prominent British architect in the 1930s.

Jocelyn Emberton-Underwood and her sister Gillian Farwell talk about their memories

Description

In this extract from their oral history interview, recorded in 2010, Jocelyn Emberton-Underwood and Gillian Farwell, discuss memories of their father's architectural work, focusing on the development of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. They also talk about the role of the site owners; Leonard and Doris Thompson and their trip to New York.

The film combines interview footage with material from the archive collection filmed by Joseph Emberton in the 1930s featuring his own modernist architecture at the Pleasure Beach, including the Fun House and Casino buildings. The archive film also shows Joseph Emberton with the Thompsons at the site in Blackpool and various scenes of their joint research trip to New York.

Stills

a still from 'Mr Emberton's Work at Blackpool Pleasure Beach' [Jocelyn and Gillian Emberton oral history interview clip 4]