Carnival

1948 - 1972 , Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)

Amateur filmmaker Charles Scott documents a family visit to Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach, carnival parade, and Butlins resort.

On a sunny day at the fairground, two ladies, in a fit of giggles, pose for the camera, in front of a perspex-encased lifesize mechanical puppet. Activity of family members on the fairground rides at Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach, including a “Billy Mannings Galloper” – a merry-go-round. As a passenger, Scott films from a rollercoaster carriage showing the view of the journey going up an incline; and again from a ferris wheel carriage, capturing the view below of the boating lake, seafront and visitors. Back on the ground, two teenage girls rock-n-roll dance together. Scott captures family members on the helter-skelter, walking along the seafront, and enjoying a picnic on the grass. In the town centre, a parade takes place in the street, featuring sequence dancing and a Salvation Army brass band. A woman reads a Butlins Entertainment Programme. Teenagers rollerskate at an outdoor ring; families splash about and dive in the water at the lido; people participate in party games instructed by ‘red coats’ – members of the entertainment staff at Butlins. Activity at the “Kiddies Corner”; the rollercoaster; ballroom dancing; and at the Austrian Alps-themed bar with waitress wearing dirndl costume. An title card reads "Summertime in Coltishall 1972" followed by activity of many children by the lake. Three children are featured carrying fishing equipment. A view of the lake, a boat, and family at sunset.

Featured Buildings

Royal Hotel, Great Yarmouth

Keywords

Carnivals; Funfairs; Leisure; Holiday camps; Holidays; Seaside

Other Places

Coltishall

  • Maker : Charles Scott

Manifestations

Carnival

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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:28
    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734304
  • Barcode
    INV387626
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:28
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Barcode
    INV392999
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:15:28
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723895
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV369285
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:54
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711192
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV326086
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:58
    Modification Date
    22/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    697711
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV199675
    Canonical Identifier
    15
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour System
    colour
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:09:43
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    09/11/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    696672
    Sound
    silent

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