Title ID 10771Collection ID1473
TitleMovies and Memories: Littlehampton
Date11 June 2013
CollectionMovies and Memories West Sussex - Project films
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionOral History
KeywordsAircraft Beaches Carnivals Everyday Life Family Oral History Water Transport Bridges
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionScreen Archive South East
Funding bodyHeritage Lottery Fund
NarratorHarry Clarke; Kathleen Tidbury; 'Kay'
ParticipantsHarry Clarke; Kathleen Tidbury; 'Kay'
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of archive footage on the subject of the West Sussex town of Littlehampton coupled with memories captured by Screen Archive South East from residents of the town during an oral history and reminiscence project in 2013.


The film compilation includes the voice of Harry Clarke who recalls his early years in Littlehampton, visiting the beach and a sea-water bathing pool as well as the Ford Airfield and other aviation history in the area. Footage of crowds on the beach and planes at the air field accompany his recollections. Kathleen Tidbury's family photographs are shown as she remembers going to the beach with her family. Kay remembers her job operating the swing bridge in Littlehampton town and footage of the swingbridge shows it in action. Harry Clark narrates colour footage of Littlehampton carnival in the 1950s.


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