Title ID 513Collection ID6
Title[Cabaret, Woodbridge near Ipswich; Beachlands]
Date[1938 - 1939?]
CollectionGrant Family Film Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life Seaside
KeywordsBeaches Boats Children Domestic Gardens Family Holidays Performing Arts Sea Fishing
LocalWoodbridge Pevensey Kenton
RegionalSuffolk East Sussex Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionGrant Family [?]
FormatStandard 8mm Black & White Silent
Duration17min 48sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A home movie featuring the Grant family, friends and neighbours. Shots of family and friends on holiday at Pevensey and at home in Kenton. The family take a ride on a fishing boat in Pevensey Bay and spend time on the beach. The film also includes shots of an outdoor clown performance, possibly organised by J. Lyons and Co.


The film opens with shots of clowns on an outdoor stage in a park in Woodbridge, Suffolk, a large audience looks on. Shots of a mother and child and other family members, including Reg Chapman (?)in the garden of a house at Pevensey. Shots of Mr Gooch, Reg Chapman and Arthur Burrows fishing from a boat in Pevensey Bay. Shots of family members on the beach and climbing into a fishing boat: "Gem". Shots of people on the boat, including Ada May Grant and Michael Charles Grant in his Alpha Prep School Cap. Shot of a conger eel on the end of a fishing line. Shot of Fitz on the beach next to the fishing boat. Shot of Syd Katchki, points to a poster reading: "Special This Day" (possibly at a Lyons Steak House restaurant?). Shot of Ada May Grant walking up the steps to the beach with children. Shot of a boy in a canoe and children playing in the water. Shots of Doug Martin, his wife and baby with their caravan in the background. Shot of Doug Martin and Ada May Grant, followed by more shots of the family. Shot of Charles Donald Grant on the swing at the holiday bungalow; Ada May Grant is gardening. At the family home at Kenton, Michael Charles Grant plays with a toy gun on his bicycle.