Title ID 13496Collection ID962
Title[John's Sports Day and Summer 1934]
CollectionHarry Clifford Edmed
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsChildren Education Family Railways Sport Youth Steam Locomotives Beaches
LocalMargate, Hythe Dymchurch
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHarry Clifford Edmed
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


An amateur film recording a young boy's sports day events, followed by a visit to Margate's Dreamland and the narrow gauge Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway.


Opening title 'Stanley and Godwin College Athletic Sports Day 21st July 1934'. Many competitive athletic and fun events take place with boys and young men dressed in white gym kit. This is followed by an award ceremony with silver cups and trophies. Family scenes at Margate follow, eating ice-creams and visiting Dreamland. There is a short glimpse of the harbour and seafront. The family take a ride on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway and have fun on the beach.


A black and white still image taken from TID 13496, showing a sign for the Dreamland Railway that reads 'Dreamland Miniature Railway, Park Station' in dark lettering on a white background. The sign is on the middle island platform in front of a light coloured art deco style building.