Title ID 10097Collection ID1364
Title[Brighton Seaside; Air Show; Silver Jubilee in Bromley]
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsAircraft Airports Beaches Commemorative Events Everyday Life Fairgrounds Family Piers Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton] Seaside Resorts Shops Summer Urban Areas
LocalBrighton Bromley Margate Broadstairs
RegionalBrighton and Hove Greater London Kent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionTony Mitchell
CameraTony Mitchell
Format16mm Colour Silent
Duration11 min. 23 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Holiday scenes in Brighton, funfair on pier. Beach at Margate, beach hut and digging in sand at Broadstairs. Air show. Bromley home and garden. London tourist scenes. Silver Jubilee scenes of Bromley shopping street. Sale at the cash and carry


Beginning in Brighton, the children's grandparents (?) walk on the promenade and along Palace Pier. The film then moves to Margate where the funfair and roller coaster is filmed and the Art Deco Coach Station. On the seafront at Margate the beach is full but another day shows windy weather and a red flag warning swimmers. The Mitchells are then seen on a warmer day sitting by a beach hut on the sands at Broadstairs. The grandfather builds sandcastles and the father digs a hole in the sand. Back in Bromley the children work on a patch of neglected land. At Biggin Hill aerodrome there are brief scenes of the aftermath of a tragic accident followed by the airshow itself which features several aircraft from World War II. In central London there are Silver Jubilee decorations, and pigeon feeding at Trafalgar Square and Horse Guards. Back in Bromley again a Silver Jubilee event is held at the Cash and Carry shop, where electrical goods are on sale, including a waffle maker. The children are seen again on the formerly neglected patch of land, cutting the grass.