Title ID 2514Collection ID258
TitleVisits to Southend and Wraxall
Date1932 [?]
KeywordsBeaches Buildings Seaside Resorts Shopping Shops
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionFilm maker unknown (held as part of the Duncan Brand Film Collection)
ParticipantsAlice (Cicilia) Hazelton. Hasle [?]
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration07 min. 39 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A visit to Westcliffe-on-Sea and Southend, from the Duncan Brand Film Collection, showing residential streets, Southend's shopping centre, the resort's mile long pier, and promenaders on the seafront.


The film opens with scenes of a residential street filmed from a window, showing the tree-lined empty streets with large detatched buildings. The film then moves to Southend-on-Sea's promenade and film of the pier. Looking back on the streets, there are brief scenes of busy pavements in front of shops. A woman in a hat and fur-trimmed winter coat stands outside a house and then on a jetty by the sea. A house and garden in a rural setting includes wooded areas and a rockerty. A man and woman sit with their dog outside the house and embrace. Views of the landscape are filmed from the house. The woman is seen pouring tea from a teapot outside a cafe. She smiles to the camera. An older lady walks slowly towards the camera, talking to the film-maker. A young girl smiles and lies on the lawn. A couple and the girl sit on the lawn, then the girl turns around for the camera. A baby girl is filmed in the bath. The film ends with a short scene of a woman on the pier.


a still from Visits to Southend and Wraxall (1932)