Title ID 7708Collection ID1025
TitleBeach Bound
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent Artist/Film-makerNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeSeaside Working Life
KeywordsBeaches Fairgrounds Family Outings Passenger Vehicles Seaside Resorts Workers
LocalMargate Walthamstow
RegionalKent Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionRoy Sellen Jupiter films
CameraRoy Sellen
FormatColour Silent
Duration4min. 58sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Employees of a London-based Sainsbury's store are seen enjoying a day trip to Margate in Kent in this silent film from 1964. Members of the group are seen as they arrive in Margate, relaxing on the beach, playing on amusements and making the return trip at the end of the day.


Employees of a London-based Sainsbury's store on a day trip to Margate in Kent. Opening titles: "Jupiter Films present", "in the mood and bound" & "beach bound". In the opening scenes adults and children are seen getting off a coach. A woman holds a baby as someone puts a sun hat on it; others in the group start to walk off along the promenade. A group of young people are seen walking onto the beach, fooling around, making sandcastles and paddling on the shallows. They spend some time throwing a football around before they are seen on some fairground rides; two girls pose for the camera in front of posters. Members of the group are seen riding on a number of other amusements.

The film cuts to shots onboard the coach as it makes its way home at the end of the day. Members of the group are seen chatting to each other, whilst others are seen sleeping. They are all smartly dressed and appear to be wearing name badges. The shots of the journey are speeded up as the coach approaches the suburbs of northeast London . London Transport signs can be seen at bus stops on the side of the road. The film ends as the coach passes The Bell pub at Walthamstow. Title: "The End".


A still from  Beach Bound (1964)