Clacton

1937 , Clacton-on-Sea (Essex)

A film of Histon Baptist & Methodist Sunday school’s outing to Clacton on Saturday 12th June 1937.

The film starts as a train pulls into Histon platform. The Sunday school group arrive in Clacton and are shown leaving the train station and crossing the street as a policeman controls the traffic. A child plays by the sea shore with a bucket. People relax in deck chairs. Four children dig a hole in the sand. People drink tea. A group waves to the camera. Girls play with a beach ball. A lady hands out sandwiches and a girl licks an ice cream. Children pose in front of the sea. A man sat on a bench rocks a sleeping baby in a pram. Children sit and watch a Punch and Judy show. A lady passes round a tray of tea. A lady stands on a weight machine. Another woman holds up a photograph of herself that has just been taken. Men race along the pier, followed by women. Children sit on donkeys in a row then get walked along the roadside. The group walk along the waterfront. Ladies sit in deck chairs drinking tea. Two girls eat ice creams. A man in fancy dress walks around on stilts. People splash each other in a pool, swim and dive. People watch from seats at the side. A man climbs a ladder to the high-dive and dives into the pool. This is followed by a reversal of the shot, the man springs out of the water back on the diving board. A large crowd gathers, presumably waiting for some tea. The cameraman takes a panoramic shot of the crowd looking up at him. People ride on the dodgems, then a rollercoaster. There are several shots of the other funfair rides. People sit in a boat. There is an exterior shot of Histon Baptist & Methodist Church then a close up of a poster advertising the Clacton outing with train times and prices shown. A man removes the poster.

Keywords

Sunday School outing; beach

Intertitles

CLACTON 1937 The film of the Histon Baptist and Methodist Sunday Schools Outing. Produced by… R.T. Barnes & H.J. Wakefield JUNE 12TH 7.40 A.M. WHERE’S THAT TRAIN? ARRIVING AT CLACTON HAPPY SCENES ON THE BEACH ANTICS AMUSE US WEIGHING IN FOR THE RACES COVERING THE WATER-FRONT WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? FUN IN THE BATHING POOL A HIGH DIVE and ~ ~ OOH ITS COLD WAITING FOR TEA FUN FAIR FROLICS NEXT MORNING

Other Places

Histon, Cambridgeshire

Manifestations

Clacton

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    Sound
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