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  • Description

    Full title reads: "Robinson Crusoe up-to-date!"

    Near Folkestone, Kent.

    Families living in tents on beach.

    Various shots of camp of makeshift tents at bottom of white chalk cliffs. M/S of scruffy looking little girl on a rickety looking swing. L/S of men climbing cliff face. M/S of rocks falling down cliff, we see the tents are protected by barriers. M/S of two men and two children in two small rowing boats, just off shore. M/S of boy taking kettle off fire and pouring boiling water into tin cup. M/S of entire group - men, women and lots of young children outside one of the tents. C/U of very small girl being given spoonful of castor oil. M/S of group of children eating outside on their laps - they are poorly dressed, one girls shoes are falling off.

    It is not clear whether the families are camping through choice or through poverty (looks like latter). Could be diddicoys / gypsies.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:31:26:00
    PT 334
    Sort Number:
    PT 334
  • Appears in...

    Folkestone Kent GREAT DEPRESSION New Pathe Order 1936/08/17 Wochenschau British coast Familys Untitled Viewspace Beaches Working Class Children
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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