Title ID 8183Collection ID1093
Title[Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour]
Date[ca. 1920s]
CollectionBognor Regis Film Society / Guermonprez
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCommemoration
ThemeSeaside Cine Club Film-making Wartime And Military
KeywordsBeaches Motor Vehicles Outings Parades Seaside Resorts Armed Forces Commemorative Events
LocalBognor Regis London
RegionalWest Sussex Greater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionBognor Regis Film Society
CameraHarry Guermonprez (?)
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration4min. 20sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A short film made by members of the Bognor Regis Film Society during the 1920s. The first part shows day-trippers visiting Bognor Regis and the second part features scenes of Trooping the Colour in London.


The film consisting of two parts, opens with shots of cars and people on a seafront road in Bognor Regis, crowds of people are seen on the pavements and in the roads; at various points the shots are in fast-motion.

On the beach, fishermen, wearing cable jumpers help people from the beach into a small boat. A brief shot shows a group of people standing inside a large hall drinking tea, before the film cuts to scenes of people (day trippers?) arriving at Bognor station, slow-motion shots of them walking along a street.

From a vantage point above the road, the film captures charabancs and early coaches [Simpsons?], full of passengers, leaving a car park on the seafront. Close-ups follow of rubbish on the streets, pavements and beach. A group of men collect litter from the beach and put it into sacks, followed by a shot of a pile of broken deck chairs stacked on the promenade.

The film cuts to scenes of Trooping the Colour in Horse Guards Parade, London. Soldiers in ceremonial dress march around the parade ground with the 'Colour' [from the 'Trooping the Colour in the ranks' section of the parade]. The film ends with a shot of a member of the Royal Household [Possibly King George V in the uniform of the Colonel and Chief of the Scots Guards?] on horseback saluting the Colour as it passes.


A Still from [Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour] (1920s)A Still from [Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour] (1920s)A Still from [Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour] (1920s)