Title ID 2388Collection ID222
Date[ca. 1982]
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubNon-fiction
ThemeSeaside Cine Club Film-making Case Study Brighton
KeywordsBeaches Boats Buildings Cars Motor Vehicles Piers Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton] Piers [West Pier, Brighton] Railway Stations Recreational Facilities Roads Sea Fishing Seaside Resorts Shopping Shops Transport Urban Areas
RegionalBrighton and Hove East Sussex West Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine Society
FormatColour Silent
Duration15 min. 35 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A film showing various aspects of Brighton in the early 1980s contrasted with postcard images of the town from an earlier age. The film is silent though may have been intended to be shown with a live commentary.


The film opens with the sign for Brighton's Railway Station and a train is seen entering the station. An old postcard of the station is shown to illustrate the changes. Buses are then seen departing from in front of station. Further scenes of Brighton are interspersed with old postcard images of the same places. Scenes include: traffic in Preston Circus; the Duke of York's cinema in London Road; shop signs; market stalls at the Open Market; “Hanningtons” department store; North Street; Churchill Square shopping centre; buskers playing music on the street and Meeting House Lane. On the seafront there are images from the cliff tops looking over the Marina and of Marine Parade; amusements on the seafront and the promenade. A man is filmed mending fishing nets. Scenes on the seafront continue with the West Pier; the Grand Hotel; the Bedford Hotel; the Brighton Metropole; the Aquarium; the Palace Pier and the fountain at the Old Steine.Urban


A still from Brighton (ca.1982) showing the seafront