Holidays On The Saltings

1953 , West Mersea (Essex)

Bright and colourful record of a family holiday in West Mersea filmed by Leslie Gillham of Hornchurch.

The Gillham family holiday film opens with views of the hard and beach at West Mersea. There are various boats, some being repaired by their owners. Next, the Gillham's caravan and scenes of the children and Mrs Gillham playing on the saltings and bathing. There are general views of the village, its street decorations and the saltings. Children play with a model boat and there are other family activities. There is a field of stooked corn and a drag line machine in a sand pit. There are more general scenes of the family, village and boats, including a sequence on the beach where the children hunt for crabs. Back at the caravan lunch is prepared while the rest of the family and friends play at the waters edge. With other friends, the boys fish in a creek. A Land Rover tows the caravan away after briefly getting stuck at the campsite. Mr. and Mrs. Gillham and children sail in a dinghy. There are shots of the Peldon Rose pub in Colchester, the Moot Hall and Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk. The film ends with fireworks.

Featured Buildings

Peldon Rose Public House, Colchestser; Moot Hall, Aldburgh

Keywords

Caravans; Family life; Fireworks displays; Holidays; Play; Seaside

Other Places

Colchester; Aldburgh

  • Maker : Leslie Gillham

  • Production company : Parkstone Productions

Manifestations

Holidays On The Saltings

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    Duration
    0:29:02
    Modification Date
    24/11/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    734287
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    0:29:02
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    Parts
    Reference
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    Unknown
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    0:29:02
    Modification Date
    31/08/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    723835
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Duration
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    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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    INV281889
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Dimension
    Duration
    0:18:43
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV165177
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 1179
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
    29/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    674381
  • Activities
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    INV159289
    Canonical Identifier
    TB 37
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
    21/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    672718
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV199978
    Canonical Identifier
    A-142
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    colour
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identification Notes
    Picture: combined (data migration 25/06/2021)
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    561319
    Sound
    sound

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