Title ID 6992Collection ID959
Title[Miss Brighton]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsSeaside Resorts Women Beachwear Entertainment Swimming
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration5 min. 44 sec.
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'Miss Brighton Contest 1965', held at Black Rock lido in Brighton, filmed by Michael Gillings of Patcham.


Young women walk up to the judges and turn gracefully, holding a numbered card, before continuing their walk around the poolside. All wear swimsuits and white high heels. They parade in a long line, past onlookers in attendance. 'Miss Brighton', in a pink swim suit, walks with her sash, leading the group of women as they walk around the water. Further footage of a similar competition, in another year, follows. The women walk around the water and stand close together in a line, waiting for the judges decision. The group poses for photographs, standing in numerical order. Miss Brighton, in a white swim suit and yellow sash, is ushered for photographs.


A still from [Miss Brighton] (1965)A still from [Miss Brighton] (1965)