Title ID 353Collection ID167
Title[Seaside fun]
Date[ca. 1937]
CollectionLance House
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBeaches Swimming Beachwear
LocalCooden Bexhill-on-Sea
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionLance House
CameraLance House
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration2 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A group of men and women sunbathe on Cooden beach. The women are seen putting on swimming hats, and the group swim in the sea.


This short film from Lance House shows a group of his friends enjoying a day on the shingle beach at Cooden. The women are seen pulling on rubber bathing caps and posing in their swimwear before dashing into the sea for a paddle and a swim. A male companion, in woollen swimming trunks, joins them in the water. Later see the party are seen sunbathing by their beach picnic. The camera, presumably operated by Lance, pans across the group before going for a close-up of his friend's bare foot.


A still from [Seaside fun] (ca.1937)