Detail

Title ID 6214Collection ID767
Title[Brighton Beach and Activities]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionHilson Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsBeaches Cars Celebrations Children Family Games Leisure Time Activities Motor Vehicles Outings Religious Buildings Roads Railways Sport Transport Urban Areas Music
Location
LocalBrighton Hove
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionOliver Victor Hilson
CameraOliver Victor Hilson
ParticipantsViolet Hilson; Hilson family
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:13:27:20
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This edited black and white film provides highlights of a variety of different leisure time activities and events undertaken by the Hilson family.

Description

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.

Stills

[Brighton Beach and Activities] (1930s)