Title ID 6997Collection ID959
TitleGuy Fawkes Night
Date[ca. 1960s]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life
KeywordsEntertainment Seaside Resorts Beaches Piers Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton]
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration5 min. 16 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Pictures taken by Michael Gillings of a bonfire at home in Patcham and fireworks lighting up the night sky over Brighton in the 1960s.


Guy Fawkes Night. A bonfire rages in the dark, the bright flames illuminating the face of the family's guy. Fireworks are let off above the Palace Pier on Brighton Seafront. Bursts of colour spin and spark and fly up. Sparks cascade from a beach installation. The End.