Title ID 11671Collection ID1501
Title[Seaside at Westgate; Wedding]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionLeslie Goulden
Genre/TypeAmateurHome MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Weddings
LocalWestgate, Canterbury
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionLeslie Goulden
CameraLeslie Goulden
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration07 min. 16 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


This film shows a group of friends on a visit to the beach, sitting on the sand and playing ball. The film then shows the wedding of Monica and Jim, with the guests arriving, the bride and her father and the bride and groom leaving the church after the wedding.


On the beach at Westgate in Thanet, a woman is seen lying on the sandy beach next to a pile of deck chairs which have been covered with a tarpaulin. In the background is a man digging a hole in the sand. A row of canvas changing huts stand on the beach and behind them are some wooden huts. Friends arrive and take some deck chairs to sit on. They are all fully clothed. Then a group of four women arrive on the beach wearing swimwear. They, together with a couple of men, play ball on the sand. The group play about on the beach, one woman attempting to take an inflatable bed from another. A man arrives carrying some bags of seafood, which they all eat.

A sign shows two hearts joined together with an arrow through them and the words Monica and Jim. A hand appears and lifts a veil and tiara and a silk dress. Outside a church, people arrive for a wedding. The vicar arrives leading the bride with her father into the church. A clock face is shown with the time 1.35 showing and then the hand races around until 2.10. The front of the church is shown, the guests are seen outside and the bride and groom emerge from the church and flower petals are thrown over them. The bride and groom enter a car and are driven away and the next shot shows them arriving at a house in Ethelbert Road Canterbury. Then a sequence of shots show people getting out of their cars in Ethelbert Road. A final shot of the sun over the beach is followed by a title image with a stork (?) on a nest and the words 'The End'.


A still from [Seaside at Westgate; Wedding] (1930s)