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  • Short Summary

    Scenes of people enjoying the sunshine in various seaside locations around England.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Happy Holiday-time by the sea. At Clacton - revellers produce 'The Pirates of the Southern Seas'."

    Clacton-on-sea, Essex, Lowestoft, Suffolk and Dover, Kent.

    Panning M/S of man paddling in sea operating a movie camera on tripod. He is filming people dressed in grass skirts and covered in boot polish (not very p.c.!) play-fighting in the waves. Panning L/S of crowded sea front. Lots of people sit on edge of promenade and on beach, watching the antics in the sea. M/S of the people in fancy dress and the camera. They hold fake cutlasses and pirate flags, the dance about and wave.

    Intertitle reads: "At Lowestoft 'King Carnival' finds it hard to judge the prettiest ankles".

    M/S of a row of young women hidding behind a long sheet, all we can see are their feet and the top of their hats. Two men both in comical period costume, one in a crown, walk down the line inspecting the women's ankles and clowning about. Competition appears to take place on pier.

    Intertitle reads: " ... and there are still some girls unbobbed and unshingled".

    Panning C/U along a row of women with their backs turned to camera. They all have very long, loose hair. Panning M/S of the women, they all turn to face camera. Panning M/S of women standing in line, each one brushes hair of woman in front.

    Intertitle reads: "At Dover the best baby competition topped the bill".

    M/S of three nurses walking down row of mothers holding babies. M/S of nurses, one holds a baby. C/U of baby crying.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:19:00 / 01:29:53:00
    G 1320

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