Title ID 6996Collection ID959
Title[Winter in Brighton]
Date[ca. 1964]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
KeywordsBeaches Children Seaside Resorts Winter Weather Schools
LocalBrighton Hove
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration5 min. 24 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Brighton & Hove seafront scenes, taken in Winter during stormy weather and rough seas, and after a heavy snowfall, by Michael Gillings in around 1964.


Stormy seas rage at Brighton and Hove seafronts. The water crashes over the groynes, spray reaches up and over the railings at Hove Lawns. The fountain at Old Steine, and surrounding trees and flower beds, are blanketed in snow. Ships move through Shoreham Harbour, including the ARN X Hamburg and an Esso vessel. Speed boats, fishing boats and sailing boats move through the water. Stormy seas at Roedean crash up to the Undercliff Path, taken from the newly built Brighton Marina wall at Black Rock. Roedean School stands above the cliffs. Children ride miniature vintage cars at the Aquarium's amusements on Brighton Seafront.