• Short Summary

    Good footage of holidaymakers having fun at a packed out Blackpool.

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    Blackpool, Lancashire.

    Shot of Blackpool beaches taken from the Blackpool Tower. Shot of extremely crowded beach, plenty of deck chairs. Most people are in suits and/or coats. Pleasure boat at sea. Bren gun carrier or small tank converted into pleasure ride from beach to boat. Girls in great 40s bathing suits play leapfrog on the beach and ride on donkeys.

    Several shots of horse carriages along the front at Blackpool. Blackpool tram passes the camera. Shot of fairground with Tower in background. People queue at a seafood stall. A man takes photograph of a couple.

    Con artists entertain crowds. Several shots in the fairground showing side shows, mostly of the freak show variety - Bearded Lady, Fattest Couple on Earth and so on. Shots of crowds wandering around the fairground. Brief shot of exterior of a boarding house. More shots of the crowds on the front and at fairground. People wearing silly hats.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1341.15
    Media URN:
    44266
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1947
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:23:00 / 01:33:06:00
    Canister:
    NP 155

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