Title ID 7219Collection ID876
Title[Brighton: West Pier Scenes]
CollectionB. C. Suter
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeSeaside Transport
KeywordsPiers [West Pier, Brighton] Beaches Seaside Resorts Local History Political Demonstrations Railways Workers
RegionalBrighton & Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionB. C. Suter
CameraB. C. Suter
FormatColour Silent
Duration2 min. 48 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Brighton Seafront scenes taken by B. C. Suter in the 1980s, featuring views of the West Pier and members of the Brighton branch of the National Union of Railwaymen rallying together on the seafront, following a protest march.


Views of the West Pier at Brighton, taken from the beach on a sunny day, open the film. The camera pans across the length of the pier. A walkway linking the entrance with the pier reads 'Danger' in capital letters. A Sunmaster balloon flies over a work site with cranes. Panoramas show the seafront, Grand Hotel, Brighton Centre, Odeon Cinema and promenade to the Palace Pier, taken from the beach.

Protesters carry banners reading 'Save our Service' walking along the seafront past Regency Square. The crowd assembles on the beach, listening to a female speaker at a microphone. A large red banner reads 'National Union of Railwaymen Brighton' to her right.