• Short Summary

    Poor families camping in tents on seashore near Folkestone.

  • 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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1138.11
    Media URN:
    39595
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1936
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:31:26:00
    Canister:
    PT 334

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