• Short Summary

    A day in the life of Margate during summer holiday season - good quintessential seaside shots.

  • Description

    Margate, Kent.

    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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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1355.10
    Media URN:
    44599
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    13/09/1954
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:36:00 / 01:24:19:00
    Canister:
    NP 522

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