Title ID 8946Collection ID561
Title[Beach Scenes at Felpham]
Date1 June 1935
CollectionLockwood Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsBeaches Children Clothing Domestic Gardens Swimming Beachwear Family
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionLockwood Family
CameraKenneth Lockwood
Format16mm Colour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short Dufaycolor film follows the Lockwood family in their garden in Felpham and enjoying a day out on the beach.


The film opens with two men shaking hands in a garden as they walk towards the camera and then moves to the family enjoying a day out on the beach in Felpham. On a stony beach, a woman is trying to dry herself, all wrapped up in towels. A man throws the woman a towel and she continues to dry herself. In the next part of the film, two swimmers (a man and a woman) emerge from the sea wearing full bathing costumes, whilst a family group (?) stand talking on the grass adjacent to the shoreline.

On the grass, behind a row of beach huts and cars, the woman wrapped in towels approaches with her head lowered. A man smoking a pipe playfully pulls off one of the towels to show the woman's face to camera. The woman laughs and moves away, so as to not be seen in her bathing suit by the camera(?). A woman walks along the beach wearing a summer dress and sweater.

The next sequence shows a small child in a yellow coloured bathing costume carrying sea water in a bucket across the beach, throwing it over the sea groin.

The final sequence, shows two women walking and talking together towards the camera in a garden (Felpham) to then sit on garden loungers. Several family members play a game of bowls in the background. A group of women sitting on a deck and on swing loungers, dressed in sun dresses, pull faces and gesture toward the camera.


A still from [Beach Scenes at Felpham] (1935)