Title ID 8098Collection ID141
Title[Heathrow Airport; Hove Seaside]
Date26 September 1947
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeTransport Leisure
KeywordsAircraft Building Construction Family Leisure Time Activities Beaches
LocalLongford Hammondsworth Middlesex Hove
RegionalGreater London East Sussex Brighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionEmile Lauste
CameraEmile Lauste & family members
DirectorEmile Lauste & family members
ProducerEmile Lauste & family members
EditorEmile Lauste & family members
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short film shows scenes of construction work at Heathrow Airport, with aircraft landing, spectators, passengers and views of the runway. The second film shows a young woman posing for the camera on the beach in Hove.


The camera pans across the construction site at Heathrow airport revealing the runway in use with discarded 'Pan American World Airways' passenger ladders scattered on the edge of the airfield. A small propellor 'Air France' 'F-BAXM' aircraft is being boarded before taking off. Several larger aircraft also leave the airfield followed by scenes showing empty passenger transport vehicles in the foreground. Avro 685 York 'G-AGSN' and Lockheed 'NC88833' Pan American World Airways flight stand on the airfield. Spectators stand watching the aircraft taking off.

The next scene shows a young woman standing on a set of rail tracks on a concrete pier jutting out from Hove beach, posing for the camera. Several buildings including Medina House can be seen to her rear.


A black and white still image taken from TID 8098, showing the nose section of a commercial aircraft on an open runway, as seen through a stack of metal aircraft platform ladders in the foreground. 
A black and white still image taken from TID 8098, showing the face and upper torso of a woman in her early to mid twenties. The woman is dressed in a dark jacket and light coloured blouse, stood on a beach groin on Hove seafront. The waters edge and shingle beach can be seen in the background. The woman has a neural expression on her face.