[Clacton Pier with Steamer]

1930 , Clacton-on-Sea (Essex)

Scenes from Clacton-On-Sea Pier in 1930.

The film opens with a high angle shot of a crowd on the pier waving at the camera. There is an amateur dramatic scene on the Pier. The stage is prepared and successive trios perform a short scene in which a man is embracing a woman and is discovered by her husband. A director in the background waves and offers instructions. The audience in the background varies. This was a part of a concert party act where people from the audience could act out one of the scenes from the play, with advice from a professional actor. The following sequences all show the pier during storms. Firstly there is a brief shot of deck chairs being blown around the Pier. The paddle steamer is seen apparently departing from the end of the Pier. The next scene shows the Steamer arriving, but being unable to dock because of the rough seas. In fact, this is the same steamer. Being unable to dock the first time it had turned around and tried again, without success. The final scenes show the sea buffeting the sea wall and breaking over the promenade. This is filmed from several different angles, including some scenes that are filmed at sea, looking back to shore. A young person is seen running away from the waves and there are one or two people walking along the promenade.

Featured Buildings

Clacton Pier

Keywords

Pier; Promenade; Storm

Other Places

Clacton

Background Information

This film was discovered when the Palace Theatre on Marine Parade West was demolished in 1979. It is believed that this film and the Archive's film Clacton On Sea Sports Meeting: July 27th, 1929 were filmed as local newsreel items for this Cinema.

Manifestations

[Clacton Pier with Steamer]

  • Barcode
    INV393453
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:28
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731965
  • Barcode
    INV399307
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:28
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731964
  • Barcode
    INV363287
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:06:28
    Modification Date
    16/10/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    731963
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV325850
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:08
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    711050
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV183890
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:04:10
    Modification Date
    09/09/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    691294
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV164606
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 848
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673860
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV151008
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 791
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Digibeta tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    24/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673824
  • Barcode
    INV239701
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-364
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:07:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562940
  • Barcode
    INV??1410
    Canonical Identifier
    B-259
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    35mm film
    Identification Notes
    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): dupe
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562263
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV234367
    Canonical Identifier
    A-460
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    35mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560804
    Sound
    silent

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