Title ID 10773Collection ID1473
TitleMovies and Memories: Worthing
Date11 June 2013
CollectionMovies and Memories West Sussex - Project films
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionOral History
KeywordsCars Entertainment Everyday Life Fire Services Leisure Time Activities Oral History Play Roads Seaside Resorts
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionScreen Archive South East
Funding bodyHeritage Lottery Fund
NarratorWilliam Marshall; Dennis Miller; Viv Gander; Alan Kumm
ParticipantsWilliam Marshall; Dennis Miller; Viv Gander; Alan Kumm
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 Worthing, coupled with memories captured by Screen Archive South East from residents of the town during an oral history and reminiscence project in 2013.


William Marshall talks about the lack of cars in the 1950s accompanied by footage of streets in his home town of Worthing. Dennis Miller talks about witnessing the Worthing Fire Engine leaving to attend a fire and 'flying round corners'. Early footage of Worthing fire brigade accompanies his recollections. Viv Gander talks about the railway crossing with roof-top footage of the crossing gates closing and cyclists and cars racing through before they close. Viv then goes on to talk about going to Peter Pan's Playground as a young child, voiced over colour footage of children playing on the slide and the model castle at the playground. Alan Kumm narrates archive footage of a Punch and Judy show on Worthing beach and the seafront paddling pool with its motor boats and rowing boats. He remembers them calling out "Come in number three, your time is up".


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