Title ID 10778Collection ID1473
TitleMovies and Memories: Seaside [archive footage with music]
Date11 June 2013
CollectionMovies and Memories West Sussex - Project films
Genre/TypeProfessionalScreen Archive South EastNon-fictionHoliday
KeywordsBeaches Fairgrounds Leisure Time Activities Seaside Resorts
LocalBognor Regis Brighton Margate Worthing
RegionalWest Sussex Kent Brighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionScreen Archive South East
Funding bodyHeritage Lottery Fund
FormatMixed Colour and Black & White Sound
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of archive films from the Screen Archive South East collection and set to music composed for the archive. This compilation based on the theme of the seaside features films from Bognor Regis and other seaside towns in West Sussex and the South East of England, dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.


This compilation features images of the seaside from the 1920s to the 1970s and comprises clips from many films held in Screen Archive South East collection. The compilation includes film showing:

The Staley family in Bognor and their daughter Pam digging in the sand and playing on the beach in the 1920s [3218 - Summer 1929]

The Lambert family burying each other in the sand and playing with seaweed in the 1930s [3840 - [Family Holiday at the Seaside] (1930s)]

The Staley family paddling in the water in Bognor [3218 - Summer 1929 – Staley Family collection]

Church Sunday School outings to Bognor across the 1950s [9311 - [Bognor Regis Holidays 1949 to 1958] – J.C.Farmer collection]

Glamorous women playing ball on the beach at Bognor in the 1930s [3164 - Symphony of the Seasons (1936) Bognor Regis Film Society]

A Punch and Judy show on Brighton beach in the 1940s [4036 - [Weddings, Christening and Seaside Pictures] (1940s) – Cyril Hayworth collection]

A funfair at Butlin's holiday camp in Bognor in the 1960s [3362 - Butlin’s Christmas Entertainment (1966) – maker unknown]

Rowing boats on a boating lake on Worthing seafront in the 1950s [8051 - Sussex May 1956 – maker unknown]

Pedalos on Bognor Regis beach in the 1950s [9311 - [Bognor Regis Holidays 1949 to 1958] – J.C.Farmer collection]

Sunbathers in deckchairs on the beach at Margate in 1970 [1052 – All Go Margate (1970) – Kent Publicity Film collection]