Title ID 7001Collection ID959
Title[Military Vehicles; Etc.]
Date[ca. 1965 - 1966]
CollectionGillings Family
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemePublic Services Seaside Wartime And Military
KeywordsArmed Forces Beaches Weather Commemorative Events Buildings Accidents Fire Services Seaside Resorts Parades Wars
LocalBrighton Hove
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionMichael Gillings
CameraMichael Gillings
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 27 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Remembrance Day firing salute and parade on Brighton Seafront, and Hove Town Hall, badly damaged after a recent fire, filmed by Michael Gillings in the mid 1960s.


Military vehicles, pulling large guns, leave their position on Madeira Drive on Brighton Seafront for an artillery salute on Remembrance Day. A vibrant sunset follows. A fire has left Hove Town Hall, still smoking, badly damaged. Fire engines and hoses surround the scene. The building has since been pulled down, a result of the fire, which occurred in 1966. Waves crash up to the promenade at Hove Lawns during rough seas. A Remembrance Day military parade marches along King's Road, passing the Aquarium and Motor Museum. Large canons are positioned at Madeira Drive. Service men operate the canons during a firing salute before they are driven away, attached to large armoured vehicles.