Southend-on-Sea

1936 , Southend-on-Sea (Essex)

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Promotional film, made for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, advertising the diverse leisure activities on offer at the holiday resort of Southend-on-Sea.

A trip around the town takes in the boating lake, the station, the beach, pleasure boats departing for sea trips, the Boulevard tramway, huts on the promenade at Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay, scenes at Westcliff, the children's playground near the pier, the pier railway and anglers. The home fleet pays a visit, and the Royal Eagle paddle steamer is at the end of the pier. Speedboats, The Swift and The New Flyer, feature and the town's lifeboat, Greater London, is launched. Yachts, including the J-Class boats Astra, Endeavour II and Velsheda, take part in the June yachting week. At the Pavilion, there is dancing and a band. The Carnival Queen meets the Mayor and a fancy dress parade includes a float appealing for money for a local hospital. There are scenes at Priory Park and on the Kursaal, including the stalls and famous water chute. An army band plays in the bandstand, children play on the beach and people enjoy the seawater baths. There are views of the garden on the west esplanade. Holidaymakers are in deckchairs and pepople are paddling. At a Yorkshire v. Essex cricket match at Chalkwell park, J. W. A. Stephenson is bowling, then Sutcliffe of Yorkshire bats against Nichols. Bowling greens, the illuminations and scenes of boats at night complete the film.

Featured Buildings

Southend Pier; Kursaal

Featured Events

Carnival Parade; Launch of Southend Lifeboat, Greater London; Yorkshire v. Essex Cricket Match

Keywords

Celebrations; Decorations; Dresses; Emergency services; Leisure activities; Lifeboats; Marines; Night scenes; Parades; Resorts; Sport; Street scenes; Transport

Manifestations

Southend-on-Sea

  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV177781
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 611
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673656
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV172527
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 204
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    Umatic tape
    Dimension
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    22/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673100
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV203041
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:49:06
    Modification Date
    20/05/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    670809
  • Barcode
    INV??2995
    Canonical Identifier
    A-2259
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    neg
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    565015
  • Barcode
    INV286381
    Canonical Identifier
    VP-944
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:50:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    563491

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