|Title ID||7223||Collection ID||876|
|Date||29 August 1992|
|Collection||B. C. Suter|
|Theme||Seaside Transport Leisure|
|Keywords||Beaches Children Fairgrounds Piers [Palace Pier, Brighton] Railways Trains Summer Seaside Resorts Play Leisure Time Activities|
|Duration||3 min. 22 sec.|
|Copyright & Access||Copyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details|
Various scenes that include the amusements, promenade lift and Volk's Electric Railway buildings, land train and amusements on the seafront; filmed on a Bank Holiday weekend in Brighton.
The film opens with a static shot of the lift at Madeira Drive, seen from the elevated promenade above the beach. A Volk's Electric Railway train passes below, entering the Paston Place sheds followed by a shot of the Volk's office building - a wooden house style structure set into the cliff side.
At Peter Pan's Playground, shots show several children on the rides that include a truck roller coaster, aeroplane style carousel ride and bumper cars.
Shots follow of a large anchor, displayed by the Volk's railway track as seen from several angles. The Palace Pier can be seen in view behind several of the shots.
A white electric land train, runs between the Volk's Railway and Hove Boundary via Palace Pier, beach deck and West Pier, collecting passengers along the route. A sign on the side of a carriage advertises the fare as: "85p for Adults and 35p for children". A man juggles with a set of fire sticks on the promenade opposite the Royal Albion Hotel. The film closes with individual shots of visitors aboard a large pirate swing ship and people taking rickshaw rides on the lower promenade next to the Aquarium.