Detail

Title ID 9258Collection ID1262
Title[Sunday Outings: Visit to Windsor; Campbell’s Sailing from Brighton Palace Pier]
Date1947 - 1948
CollectionRoger Dunford
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeFamily Life Leisure
KeywordsBeaches Boats Castles Family Leisure Time Activities Memorials Motor Vehicles Parks Play Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton] Rivers Seaside Resorts Sport Steamships Transport Urban Areas Water Transport
Location
LocalWindsor Brighton Lewes [?]
RegionalBerkshire Brighton & Hove East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionRoger B. Dunford
CameraRoger B. Dunford
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Silent
Duration00:18:36:15
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

An edited film showing a series of outings and leisure activities that includes: a fairground; a picnic; an outing to Windsor Castle touring the grounds; walking on the South Downs and visiting the beach below the chalk cliffs at the Severn Sisters near Eastbourne. In colour, the second part of the film shows a family boat trip, sailing from Brighton Palace pier and taking part in several sports and leisure activities.

Description

An edited compilation of black and white and later colour scenes, showing: an adult group raspberry picking; a series of visits to a park; shots aboard a roller coaster ride; a trip on a boat; a picnic; afternoon tea outdoors; a trip to Windsor via train; visiting the George V monument; Windsor Castle; views of the River Thames and a couple taking a stroll in a deer park.

The next part of the film shows a series of seaside views of a couple walking on concrete defences or breakers on a beach at Rottingdean (possibly footings for part of the Daddy-Long legs Volks railway section?); sitting to eat ice cream sundaes at a beach front cafe [?]; a brief shot of mounted rider outside a house; a group walking on the South Downs picking sprigs of holly from a bush and a woman sat on man's shoulders trying to reach the highest branches.

The next part of the film shows a series of colour shots and longer sequences [some very dark] that includes: a family group in portrait; Brighton seafront on a stormy day; close-up of a box of tennis balls and two rackets for a tennis game; practice shots of a tennis game; a group playing a game of golf from hole 8; an older man and woman in a front garden.

The film then shows a boat trip, indicated by a person pointing to a sign: "Thursday July 22nd 1948 - Morning Channel Crossing[?] with the family on board a steamer. Scenes include: views of other passengers; Brighton Palace Pier as the paddle steamer sails round it; a view of the Britannia Paddle Steamer from another ship [Empress Queen?]; crew on deck with uniform "P&A. C Ltd" [P&A Campbell Ltd]; a view of several ship's deck instruments; the craft landing at Ryde Pier.

The final section shows: a series of views of a red and white Routemaster No.48 bus to Lewes Road [?] from a moving car; a family on a walk in a rural landscape; a family group on top of a thatched roof or straw stack; a walk in a field; [black and white] shots of a car trip to a village or town [Lewes?] with portraits outside a cafe established in 1634 [?].