Title ID 440Collection ID506
Title[Local Scenes Eastbourne; Family Pictures]
Date[ca. 1970s]
CollectionRose Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life Seaside
KeywordsAircraft Airports Beaches Children Family Games Leisure Time Activities Outings Play Piers
LocalEastbourne Gatwick
RegionalEast Sussex Surrey
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMr Rose
CameraMrs Ann Rose; Mr Rose
EditorMr Rose
ParticipantsThe Rose Family
FormatColour Silent
Duration27 min. 10 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of colour amateur home movie material from the 1970s. The film features family outings to Eastbourne beach and Gatwick airport.


The film contains footage of the Rose children playing with friends in the quiet street outside their suburban home. This includes a snowball fight and a game of rugby. They also play ball games in the garden where a woman is filmed hanging out the washing. There is also footage of a boys amateur football match, and of family members picking vegetables at an allotment.

Family outings include numerous trips to Eastbourne beach. The family walk along the seafront, feeding the seagulls and skimming stones into the sea. There is also a brief long-shot shot of a fire on Eastbourne Pier (Pavilion Theatre). A visit to Gatwick Airport sees the film-maker filming a row of stationary BEA Airtours planes and several planes landing. Elsewhere the film-maker films a parachute display whereby the parachutists trail coloured smoke as they come into land.


A still from [Local Scenes Eastbourne. Family Pictures] (1970s) showing Mrs Rose hanging out washingA still from [Local Scenes Eastbourne. Family Pictures] (1970s) showing the Rose family