Title ID 6080Collection ID861
Title[Pleasure Steamer “Brighton Queen” at West Pier; Bathing Beauties at Brighton Beach; Devil’s Dyke Fun Fair; Brighton Promenade.]
Date[ca. 1896]; [ca. 1920s]
ThemeEarly film in the South East
KeywordsSeaside Fairs Piers Piers [West Pier, Brighton] Ships Steamships
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProductionMovietone News [?]
EditorHove Museum and Art Gallery
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration6 min. 30 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A compilation of early films made in Brighton and Hove and compiled by Hove Museum. The compilation includes a pleasure steamer at the West Pier, Women in bathing costumes, a funfair at Devil's Duke, and various beach scenes.


Item 1: Pleasure Steamer “Brighton Queen” at West pier. Passengers leaving paddle steamer. Steamer leaving pier. Item 2: repetition of item 1. Item 3: Bathing Beauties at Brighton beach. Two girls in bathing costumes; a group of women bathing costumes. Item 4: repetition of item 3. Item 5: Devil’s Dyke Fun Fair with swings, a merry-go-round, a switchback ride. Beach scenes include a boat on the beach, three women promenading. Item 6: repetition of item 5.