L/S of beach early in morning. L/S fishing boats. L/S bridge between cliffs. Various shots early swimmers diving from jetty. C/Us of swimmers in water. M/S woman swimmer climbing out.
L/S row of boarding houses. Various shots chamber maids putting out deck chairs in hotel garden. M/S of empty prom. M/S of men uncovering stacks of deck chairs on promenade. M/S woman opening tea shack. M/S two seaside photographers with cameras walking out of another shack. M/S woman opening beach huts. L/S men towing pedal boats onto beach. M/S donkeys being herded along beach.
C/U couple walking along prom. Various shots holidaymakers arriving on beach. M/S woman putting out postcards at stall. M/S men stacking sticks of rock outside shop. M/S photographer taking first photo of day. Various shots hoards arriving at crowded beach. Good shots kids making sand castles and paddling. Lovely shots of kids watching Punch and Judy show. C/U girl sun bathing. Various shots older couples sitting on deck chairs and having picnics. More shots kids making sand castles. M/S kids having donkey rides. C/U putting flag into sand castle.
Various shots pleasure ship "Royal Sovereign" arriving at Margate, bringing more tourists from London and Southend. Various shots people at fun fair: boat rides, helter skelter, roller coaster and other rides. Various shots of beauty contest by outdoor swimming pool - possibly at holiday camp.
M/S little girl looking in rock pools. Various shots families leaving beach at end of day. Good shot deserted beach with empty deck chairs. A man collects deck chairs, other pick up rubbish. L/S sea and litter strewn beach.
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