Title ID 4771Collection ID269
Title[Victorian Story at Dover Docks]
Date[ca. 1980s]
CollectionKent Educational Television Centre
KeywordsCars Docks Harbours Hovercraft Motor Vehicles Railway Steamers Religious Buildings
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionKent Educational Television
FormatColour Silent
Duration8 min. 27 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A film beginning with a man dressed as a Victorian doctor (?). It then cuts to footage of the operations at Dover Docks, including the hovercraft.


The film opens with a man dressed in Victorian clothing walking through a church graveyard. We see him enter and exit two houses and there is footage of the exteriors. The film then cuts to Dover Docks, including good footage of British Rail Seaspeed hovercraft, the loading and unloading operations at Dover Hoverport, and Dover harbour traffic movements in general. We see vehicles going through the passports and customs building while buses collect passengers that have just got off the hovercraft. The film ends with footage of sheep grazing in a field.


A still image from Victorian Story at Dover Docks (1980) showing a police man at a checkpoint  at Dover Hoverport slowing down the cars before they enter the British Rail Seaspeed hovercraft terminal area.}A still image from Victorian Story at Dover Docks (1980) showing a British Rail Seaspeed hovercraft coming into the Hoverport to collect or disembark passengers from the terminal building.}A colour still image from Victorian Story at Dover Docks (1980) showing cars driving off the Hovercraft and down the slipway toward the Hoverspeed terminal buildings.}