Title ID 3800Collection ID74
Title[Wandering Round the Harbour]
CollectionAlbany Cine Club
KeywordsBoats Harbours Steamships
LocalShoreham [?]
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNot known
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration3 min. 20 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Coasters, dinghies, tug boats and steam ships move in and out of a harbour, filmed and edited with intertitles in the 1950s.


'From large coasters to small dinghies, they come and go.' The Lanarkbrook, a large coaster, moves into the harbour [NB Lanarkbrook collided with a French collier, the Artesien, on 6th January 1955 -MM 2016] A couple sail a dinghy. Another rows a small boat through the water. A steam-powered tug boat pulls a barge. A building by the water reads Beves & Co. Ltd. A large steam ship, the Elizabeth Lysaght, travels 'through the lock gates'. A chain-operated pulley system opens the gates. Children watch on. The Portslade London moves through the gates into the harbour. ...some just stay at nest. Several boats are seen, moored in the harbour. Another lies submerged and broken. The End.


A still from [Wandering Round the Harbour] (1950s)