Title ID 5741Collection ID775
TitleEastbourne Carnival
CollectionRay Young
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Seaside
KeywordsCarnivals Children Cars Clubs Fancy dress Handicrafts Leisure Time Activities Memorials Motor Vehicles Outings Parades Passenger Vehicles Performing Arts Piers Seaside Resorts Urban Areas Water Transport
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRay Young
CameraRay Young; Eastbourne Cine Club members
ProducerRay Young; Eastbourne Cine Club members
FormatColour Silent
Duration23 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This film by Eastbourne Cine Club members shows scenes of the 1964 Eastbourne Carnival parade. Several floats include local businesses and trades people, as well as clubs and groups of marching bands with service men and women.


This film by Eastbourne Cine Club members shows scenes of the 1964 Eastbourne Carnival parade, making its way from the Sovereign area of Eastbourne past Princes Park along Marine parade towards the Wish Tower. The streets are lined with spectators watching the parade and throwing coins, as the participators rush to pick them up as they pass.

The parade of floats passes Eastbourne Pier, 2nd Royal Sussex Regiment war memorial (opposite the pier), Carpet Gardens, The Bandstand, the statue of the 7th Duke of Devonshire (opposite The Bandstand), continues along Grand Parade towards the Wishtower Slopes, Western Lawns, then up towards the Devonshire Park Complex (Theatres on Compton Street) and along the seaside. The film closes with an end title as the parade continues along the sea front.


a still from 'Eastbourne Carnival' 1964