Title ID 14161Collection ID1818
Title[Broadstairs Beach; Digging air-raid shelter]
CollectionClark Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeWartime And Military
KeywordsBeaches Children Family Holidays Second World War (1939-1945)
LocalBroadstairs Eastcote
RegionalKent Middlesex Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionErnest Clark
CameraErnest Clark
FormatStandard 8mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


A short amateur film of the Clark family on the beach at Broadstairs followed by friends and neighbours filling sandbags with earth - as part of the community's preparations for air-raids.


The Clark family are seen on the beach at Broadstairs where they sit eating a picnic. This is followed by scenes of the Clark family and their neighbours filling sandbags with earth by digging in a patch of waste ground close to their homes on a large estate. The bags of earth are to be used for protection against damage caused by air-raids.


A black and white still image taken from TID14161, showing a father and toddler playing together with a bucket and spade on the beach in Broadstairs in Kent. Both Father and toddler are dressed in swim wear, with father looking at the camera and smiling. 
A black and while still image taken from TID14161, showing a large group of adults grouped together on an open patch of ground surrounded by houses, filling sand bags with earth they have just dug up.