Title ID 3198Collection ID306
Title[Bognor Regis Journal]
Date1949; 1951 - 1955
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBeaches Celebrations Coronations Cultural Events Landscape Leisure Time Activities Outings Parks Religious Buildings Rural Areas Ships
LocalBognor Regis Southampton Brighton Portsmouth Cuckmere Ditchling The New Forest Worthing Hastings Salisbury Amesbury Ryde Sandown Felpham Southsea Eastbourne
RegionalBrighton and Hove East Sussex Hampshire Isle of Wight West Sussex Wiltshire
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionR. H. Hull
CameraR. H. Hull
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration15 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of home movie material in which the film-maker records family outings in the south of England during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Places visited include Stonehenge, The New Forest and Beachy Head.


The film opens with images of family and friends posing for the camera in a Bognor Regis garden. In 1951 the film-maker tours the SS Campania, docked in Southampton as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations. There next follow outings to the gardens of Stamner Park, Cuckmere Valley and Ditchling Beacon. In 1952 a visit to The New Forest sees the adults having a roadside picnic and feeding the donkeys. In the Summer they take trips to the beaches at Worthing and Hastings. In 1953 the film-maker records the Coronation bunting and decorations which adorn Brighton's streets. They then travel West, visiting Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge, before travelling to Ryde on the Isle of Wight. There is also footage of Felpham Church, Blake's Cottage and the fountain in Southsea public gardens. The film ends with views from Beachy Head and of a parade of floats taking part in the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Carnival in Bognor Regis.