- Contextual Information
- ID no. 5998
- Accession no. ES 061113
|Production||James (Jim) Murray|
|Themes||Family life; Seaside|
|Summary||An amateur home movie featuring the Murray family mainly during the summer of 1955. As well as various trips into the countryside and to Brighton, the family enjoy time on the beach at Seaford and swimming in the sea.|
|Description||The film opens with brief shots of a baby rabbit in a garden, before cutting to couple walking on the cliff at Hope Gap, east of Seaford; children play in the long grass nearby. At home, the children are seen playing a board game outside and eating a picnic lunch with their parents.
[0:03:05:09] The film cuts to shots of Brighton beach and the children playing on the rides at the Peter Pan Playground on Madeira Drive. In the countryside, the children are seen climbing up a ladder which is propped up against the side of a haystack; two women (one of whom is the children's mother) sit next to the haystack having a picnic. The children are again seen with their mother walking over the Seven Sisters [?].
[0:05:30:06] The second half of the film begins with scenes of a stormy sea at Seaford, large waves crash onto the beach. On a calmer day, a boy is seen swimming in the sea and playing with his siblings on the beach; they attempt to climb up the sea wall using a chain. The father takes one of the boys (wearing a rubber ring) into the water and the others float on a lilo. The beach at Seaford is seen relatively full of people enjoying the warm weather. The children run up and down the promenade near to the Martello Tower. The film ends with scenes of one of the children taking part in organised sports on a field (possibly at a school sports day?).
|Keywords||Beaches; Family; Play; Rural Areas; Seaside Resorts; Swimming|
|Duration||11 mins 8 secs|
|Screen Archive South East, University of Brighton|
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