Title ID 5565Collection ID775
DateApril 1952
CollectionRay Young
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsAnimals Beaches Bicycles Buildings Castles Children Cultural Heritage Family Handicrafts Houses Leisure Time Activities Mothers Outings Parks Piers Railways Religious Buildings Roads Rural Areas Urban Areas
LocalHastings Pett Levels
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRay Young
CameraRay Young
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration14 min. 47 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An extended and intertitled film showing two boys going on an outing to Hastings, visiting the gardens at White Rock with views of Hastings Pier, Pavilion and Bandstand; followed by an outing to the Pett Levels on a bus.


"Eastertime 1952"

Intertitle: "Good Friday - David's Birthday this year". The first film shows two boys going on an outing to Hastings from West Marina (St Leonards-on-Sea) Railway station, stopping to look at a large ship in a wooden glass case (?). They ride their push-scooters in the gardens at White Rock with views of the Pier Pavilion and Bandstand. The boys ride through town on their scooters, passing several shops, the Clocktower memorial and visit the seafront.

East Sunday - Picnic at Pett. (Lambs entertain us)"

The family take an outing to the Pett Levels via bus, with views of the coastline, and seafront. They take a walk along a set of railway tracks, have a picnic in a field surrounded by sheep and lambs, and visit the Two Sawyers public house.

"A visit from Harry and a pleasant drive"

Shots of two boys siting on a motorbike before swapping places with a man dressed in a full mechanic's suit. The final scenes show a car journey through Hastings town, along a dual carriage past Pevensey Castle on the A259, through Westham and into the countryside. "The End".


A still from 'Eastertime' (1952)