Title ID 12195Collection ID1508
TitleThe Brett family's trip to Broadstairs
CollectionJohn Vissenga
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsBirthdays Cars Children Family Seaside Resorts Swimming
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionTim Brett
ProducerTim Brett
ParticipantsPatricia Brett
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Duration17 min. 43 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


This black and white family film shows the Bret family leaving home for a trip to the seaside in Broadstairs, Kent. The family are seen walking through town to the beach and playing on the shoreline. The second part of the film with intertitle, shows a birthday garden party at the family home for Patricia, aged 6.


This black and white family film from the Thirties begins with toddlers playing in a large garden. The Brett family then leave their home and get into the family car. In Broadstairs, they walk down a steep path towards the crowded beach where the children play. Later, daughter Pat celebrates her sixth birthday as family and friends come to visit and play in the garden. The children are seen with their pets and toy prams and later two older men are seen playing golf on the lawn.


A still from The Brett family's trip to Broadstairs (ca.1930)A still from The Brett family's trip to Broadstairs (ca.1930)