Title ID 6219Collection ID868
Title[Beach Scenes]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionRosenberg Films
ThemeLeisure Seaside Case Study Jewish Stories
KeywordsBeaches Camping Dance Farming Labour Leisure Time Activities Railways Youth Organizations
NationalUnited Kingdom England
ProductionLewis Rosenberg
CameraLewis Rosenberg
Format9.5mm Black & White Silent
Duration10 min. 39 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Lewis Rosenberg's film shows a group of adults and around a dozen young girls at a campsite in Cornwall. The film captures relaxed moments at the camp; surfers bodyboarding; and rural farming scenes.


At a campsite in Holywell Bay, Cornwall, a group of men and women are seen dancing to records playing on a gramaphone. A group of young girls are also at the campsite. On the beach, the adults have refreshments and do exercises. A group of young girls in uniform make a human pyramid and play sports games.

Various scenes including an elderly couple kissing and a family portrait are followed by views of Newquay harbour. At the beach several surfers use bodyboards to ride the waves and the beach is filmed at sunset.

A small group of adults go for a walk and pick or tend to vegetables on a farm. A farmer walks alongside horse drawn farm equipment, harvesting crops. Scenes of the camp site at sunset are followed by the campsite equipment being packed up. A line-up of gathered hotel staff smile as the camera pans across the row. Travelling shots are filmed from the back of a motor vehicle and from a moving train.


A still from [Beach Scenes] (1930s)