Detail

Title ID 7215Collection ID876
Title[Signal Box Repair; Brighton Seafront]
Date1988
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeSeaside Transport
KeywordsBuilding Construction Railways Trains Seaside Resorts Games Women Workers Beaches Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton]
Location
LocalPortslade Brighton
RegionalBrighton & Hove East Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Silent
Duration1 min. 35 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This short film shows workers repairing a vandalised signal box at a Level Crossing in Portslade and women being dunked into water on a seaside amusement game on Brighton Seafront, in scenes filmed by B. C. Suter in 1988.

Description

This film shows workers sat on the top, repairing the roof of a dilapidated signal box at a level crossing in Portslade. On the side graffiti reads "1878-1988". A wider shot shows a train passing along the track and traffic passing over the level crossing past the signal box.

The second film shows Brighton Seafront, with several men standing at a seaside amusement (The American Dunker) throwing balls at a target, to drop a woman dressed in white clothing into a pool of water below. A man throws a ball and hits the centre of the target, releasing the woman into the water. The film closes with a view of Brighton Seafront showing a large anchor statue on the promenade, with the Palace Pier behind.