[Town Scenes]

1976 , Southwold (Suffolk)

Scenes in Southwold, 1976.

This film begins with a view along Southwold High Street, shot from a moving car. This is followed by various street scenes and views of the promenade. There is a shot of a cyclist cycling across South Green, and a brewery dray in the street. The film cuts away to surrounding marshland and shows cows drinking water from a stream. Back in Southwold, there are views of the Town Hall with a street market in progress, the Swan Hotel and the Church. A cricket match is being played on the common. There are further shots of holiday makers on the beach. The Harbour Inn is featured. On its wall is a notice indicating the flood level in 1953. There are further scenes on the quay. On board a boat, fishermen are washing flat fish. There is a view of the harbour entrance and of a capsized sailing dingy. A motor boat passes. A couple walk along the sea wall; there is a view over the river. The Lifeboat is launched and speeds out to sea. The next scenes feature the Annual Trinity Fair on the Green. Workers erect the fair. There are shots of the opening ceremony and the Mayor and members of the Town Council take the first ride on the dodgems. The final sequences show Halesworth station and a few remains of the Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway; a piece of track, the signal box and an old sign reading Halesworth for Southwold. The route of the railway is shown, overgrown and hardly recognisable.

Featured Buildings

Town Hall, Southwold; Church; Southwold; The Swan Hotel, Southwold; Harbour Inn, Southwold; Halesworth Station

Featured Events

Trinity Fair, Southwold, 1976.

Keywords

Fairs; Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway

Other Places

Halesworth

Manifestations

[Town Scenes]

  • Barcode
    INV372831
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:14
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710847
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV257823
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:05:14
    Modification Date
    16/08/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    687196
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV151891
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1073
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    28/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674187
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV187245
    Canonical Identifier
    B-8509
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    566431

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