Title ID 1041Collection ID262
TitleRamsgate: A Picture to Remember
CollectionKent Publicity Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalIndependent Artist/Film-makerFilm/Video companyNon-fictionPromotional/Publicity
KeywordsBeaches Boats Dance Entertainment Fairgrounds Food Harbours Hovercraft Leisure Time Activities Music Performing Arts Piers Racing Recreational Facilities Seaside Resorts Shops
LocalCalais Canterbury Ramsgate Pegwell Bay
NationalEngland United Kingdom France
ProductionChess Valley Films
CameraRonald E Haddock
ProducerChess Valley Films
Commissioning bodyRamsgate Publicity Department
ParticipantsThe Clem Vickery Vellum Stompers (Jazz band)
Format16mm Colour Sound
Duration12 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A publicity film for the Kent resort of Ramsgate. The film advertises Ramsgate as a popular seaside resort with a variety of activities to tempt visitors.


The film shows potential visitors the focal point of Ramsgate, the Royal Harbour, along with the town's 'modern' bathing chalets, shopping centre and Friday market. The town's other seafront attractions include; fishing from the pier, the 'Pleasurama' amusement park, donkey rides on the beach, and Punch and Judy shows. Leisure facilities include a children's playground and boating pond, mini-golf, the Marina outdoor swimming pool and a model village. Day's out greyhound racing, on Hovercraft trips to Calais, and visits to Canterbury are promoted. The hoverport at Pegwell Bay is shown, from where Hoverlloyd's hovercraft ‘Sure’ departs for Calais. Suggested evening entertainment includes restaurants, music at the Dixie Land Show Bar and dancing at Nero's Discotheque.


A still from Ramsgate - A Picture to Remember (1971) showing Ramsgate harbour