|Title ID||4859||Collection ID||654|
|Title||The Meeting Place|
|Date||2002, August Bank Holiday|
|Keywords||Beaches Piers Piers [West Pier, Brighton] Leisure Time Activities Seaside Resorts|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Local documentary about a beach-side cafe called The Meeting Place with interviews with owners and regular customers, actuality and some graphic stills. Contains archive footage from SASE collection in the opening sequence and a soundtrack of 1930s music.
Straddling the Brighton/Hove border, just a stone’s throw from the crumbling West Pier, the famous Meeting Place beach café is an institution as popular with locals as the Palace Pier is with visitors. But, after 80 years of trading, it has recently been demolished and replaced with a new structure.
Filmed during a hot August Bank Holiday, this affectionate and amusing film tells the story of a much-loved part of Brighton's seaside history before it’s memory disappears. It includes interviews with the staff and some of the more eccentric customers plus rare archive footage.