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Beside the Seaside
Margaret Grierson's film, with commentary written by W.H.Auden, presents a day out for Londoners at their south coast destinations. Leaving London during a heat wave, they make their way to Brighton, Broadstairs, Ovingdean and Eastbourne to swim, dance, chatter and enjoy the Palace Pier's amusements.
[Broadstairs & St. Peter's Items]
|Date||1936 - 1937||ID||1023|
A compilation of items filmed by Enid Briggs in Broadstairs in the late 1930s. The selection includes variety performances staged on Broadstairs sands, rough seas and storm damage, a flower show, a display by the Red Cross and the 'Broadstairs Dickens Festival'.
The Main Bay
|Date||1937 - 1939||ID||1020|
Scenes filmed by Enid Briggs centering around seaside entertainment and activities in Broadstairs. Items filmed include beach activities, Uncle Mack's Minstrels performing on stage, a prize crop of Potatoes and boating from the Jetty.
[Trip to New York]
Colour footage depicts a trip to New York, with views of Times Square at night, Harlem, a baseball game at the Yankee stadium and Wall Street. The transatlantic journey from Southampton to New York, on board the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary, is also documented in black and white footage.
A behind-the-scenes look at cinema projection, produced in the late 1930s, during which a projectionist demonstrates the art of 'making up the program'.
[Clovelly; Circus; Devon Bays]
This brief pre-war film shows an ARP recruitment sign in a window and brief shots of a man re-laying a cobbled street by hand. There are views of a rocky coastline, the Circus transporting animals, including elephants, along a country road, and views of the coast at Croyde Bay, Bideford Bay and Ilfracombe. [Additional film of Ilfracombe on TID:9344 and Clovelly on TID:9339].
Herne Bay Newsreel 1938
Part a series of newsreels made by John Clague in Herne Bay. The film includes storm damage to Herne Bay and Margate, a horse display by 'The Cossacks', the West Cliff Regatta, diving by Prof. Bert Powsey, the Carnival, the Herne Bay Regatta, a bowls match, air raid precautions, the retirement of Captain Hill, a traffic accident, a capsized dinghy and winter sports.
Murder at the Theatre Royal
A murder mystery that takes place at the Theatre Royal. Famous tenor Maxwell Foster is murdered in his dressing room by Trevor 'Taffy' Jorden. When evidence is found that proves his guilt, Jorden frames his love rival Jack Merridew before committing suicide.
Through Our Lens 
An amateur family film in two parts the first involving a trip to a garden. The second a family gathering to view films at home at Chirstmas time. Staged, with captions throughout.
[Brighton Ice Skating Rink]
This film shows a professional ice dancing couple [Pam Thorne & Roger Dunford] and a trio skating on an indoor ice rink the Brighton Sports Stadium. The film is inter-cut with a couple sitting on a bench on Brighton seafront. A performance with ice dancers in costume includes a pantomime horse duo, two minstrels and a chorus line of girls. The final scenes shows the group of performers posing for portraits in a field.
[1. Screen Test. 2. Face Make-Up]
Two films photographed by 'Sonny' Hanson for the film-making arm of The Ashford Association Film Society. The first film contains the screen tests of male and female amateur actors; the second records an actress having her make-up applied.
Daily Express Air Pageant at Gatwick
This film opens with footage of aerobatics demonstrations, including one by the American champion, Betty Skelton, before flyovers by two new aeroplanes, the Candair Argonaut and the Boeing Stratocruiser, amongst other aircraft including a helicopter and a biplane. The final demonstration is of a simulated attack by Meteor 4 fighter jets upon an enemy radar post, featuring paratroops.
[Telham County Rally]
This edited film provides highlights of the 1st Haywards Heath pack outing to Battle village en route to the Sussex Scouting and Guiding County Rally at Telham; closing with highlights of the various parades and performances on the Telham camp.
[Southern Railway Orphanage: Sports and Christmas]
|Date||[1950 - 1951?]||ID||1587|
Two reels (only reel one is online) of amateur film documenting life at the Southern Railway Servants' Orphanage in Woking. The film contains scenes of the older children giving gymnastic displays and a formal dance. The younger children receive toys from Father Christmas and eat Christmas dinners. The children perform a stage play, and boys have a pillow fight.
Youth in Danger
Southwick Players Film Unit present... a morality tale for the youth of Southwick and Brighton. Jeff is put off by the thought of the youth club and gets into trouble on his night out. Later, Jeff discovers the club is more fun than he was expecting.
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