|Title ID||6214||Collection ID||767|
|Title||[Brighton Beach and Activities]|
|Theme||Family Life Urban Life|
|Keywords||Beaches Cars Celebrations Children Family Games Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Outings Religious Buildings Roads Railways Sport Transport Urban Areas Music|
|Format||Black & White Silent|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
This edited black and white film provides highlights of a variety of different leisure time activities and events undertaken by the Hilson family.
The film opens with several boys on a beach hauling a boat up the shingle and various people playing games and pranks on the beach.
The film then shows scenes from a wedding. Outside a church, confetti is thrown over the couple. A very brief view of a group having afternoon tea is followed by a short fiction piece showing motorcycles travelling at speed down a coastal road. The two men pretend to have a fight on a cliff top, one man pretending to push the other over the top.
A brief shot shows Violet Hilson putting on a Gramophone record. The next sequence shows a group sunbathing on the beach. One man comes to the rescue of a woman who is pretending to drown.
A brief portrait shot shows a young woman posing for the camera. The film then cuts to scenes of the fire brigade up a ladder (on Bedford Street) attending a burning building through a third floor window.
A longer sequence shows a Brighton and Hove Albion Football match at the Goldstone Ground, Hove, filmed from the stands behind the goal.
Various scenes then show the start of a cricket match with the team entering the field through the crowd at the Sussex County Cricket Club, Hove. The film then returns to a Brighton and Hove Albion football match.
The film ends with motorcar and motorbike racing or speed trials on Maderia Drive where spectators line the course.