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This is the earliest example of a seaside publicity film in Screen Archive South East’s collection, dating from the mid 1920s. The film promotes Margate as a most fashionable seaside resort. The film is tinted and toned and has intertitles throughout.
[Broadstairs and Margate Items]
|Date||1929 - 1938||ID||1022|
A compilation of scenes of family and friends, filmed by Enid Briggs in and around Broadstairs. The films include: a visit to the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway, outings to Deal and Margate piers, boys on a boating lake; members of the Briggs family and friends in their garden, on the beach (including Enid Briggs herself playing with a dog on the beach), and horse riding.
[Winter Sports and Summer Outings in the South East]
This black and white edited film shows a group undertaking a series of winter sports in Switzerland (?), followed by a series of outings that include the Southdown bus depot and a mix of East Kent buses with busy street scenes. The group also visit Herne Bay seafront, Margate Lido and the Dreamland Amusement park.
“Lest We Forget” Disabled Soldiers Day Out At Margate
A profesionally-made film which records a trip to Margate by disabled veterans of the First World War. The men are guests-of-honour at a lunch hosted by the town's Mayor and Mayoress at the St George's Hotel, Cliftonville. This was the inaugral outing hosted by Margate's Lest We Forget Committee.
A Filmic Review No: 1
|Date||[1934 - 1935?]||ID||1114|
A compilation of amateur material which includes footage of some of London's famous landmarks, such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, the floats being paraded at Birchington Carnival, Beaulieu Abbey, Cobham's Air Display, Margate's seafront in the height of summer, and Land's End.
Scenes from all along the South Coast from Bournemouth to Margate, broken up by intertitles and produced by Marion Grierson in the 1930s.
Herne Bay Newsreel 1938
Part a series of newsreels made by John Clague in Herne Bay. The film includes storm damage to Herne Bay and Margate, a horse display by 'The Cossacks', the West Cliff Regatta, diving by Prof. Bert Powsey, the Carnival, the Herne Bay Regatta, a bowls match, air raid precautions, the retirement of Captain Hill, a traffic accident, a capsized dinghy and winter sports.
[Holidays at Westgate]
|Date||[1939; ca. 1940]||ID||6130|
Film documenting the Newman family's 3 week holiday in Westgate, Kent in 1939. The film includes scenes of the family at the beach. The second part of this film shows the family during the Whitsun Holiday of 1940. These parts of the film include references to the war and the Battle of Britain.
[East Northdown House]
This film, shows a large family gathering at East Northdown Farm, Kent where the family watch a Punch and Judy show in the garden. Two boys blow up balloons in front of the Punch and Judy box and the group sit around small tables in the garden for afternoon tea. The family also gather together for extended family photographs in front of the main house.
East Northdown House in Margate
|Date||[ca. late 1950s]||ID||8281|
This colour film opens in the family garden at Northdown House, Mr and Mrs Steed (Senior) pose for photographs. Mrs Steed is in a wheelchair. The next shot shows the family gathered outside the house with several children playing amongst the flowers and roses.
The Belle of Kent
|Date||28 July 1959||ID||1045|
A seaside publicity film advertising the attractions of the Kent resort of Margate. Narrated by Kenneth Macleod, the film promotes the seaside facilities and suggests a variety excursions that can be taken from there.
Holiday 1960 filmed by Mary
This colour film includes a series of views featuring the Thanet coastline in Kent, showing towns and beaches with holiday makers. Locations include Westgate, Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs.
The LCGB Kentish Venturer Rail Tour
|Date||25 February 1962||ID||11105|
A special trip to commemorate the end of steam in Kent. A group of train enthusiasts watch the steam locomotive 'Sir Brian' as it departs. The train visits Rochester station, takes on water, and arrives at Margate station. Further views from the train and shots of the locomotive and passengers follow. Includes locomotives: '30782; 30782; 31263; 31690.
Employees of a London-based Sainsbury's store are seen enjoying a day trip to Margate in Kent in this silent film from 1964. Members of the group are seen as they arrive in Margate, relaxing on the beach, playing on amusements and making the return trip at the end of the day.
A Date with the Sun
A seaside publicity film advertising the attractions of the Kent resort of Margate. Narrated by Kenneth Horne, the film promotes Margate's seaside based facilities and activities.
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