Archive Film Of Sussex Coastline Showcased

Archive Film Of Sussex Coastline Showcased

Old film footage of the Sussex coastline will be shown during a talk in Chichester on the 26th September.

The talk, entitled ‘Sea Sussex’, will be given by Dr Frank Gray at West Sussex Record Office in Chichester as part of their regular programme of events. Dr Gray will present a fascinating portrait of maritime Sussex with films drawn from the collection of Screen Archive South East, including the launching of the Selsey and Shoreham lifeboats, ‘Swallows and Amazon’ style sailing in Itchenor in the 1930s and, in glorious colour, Sunday School outings to Littlehampton in 1949.

Visitors will also be able to view a display to mark the event.

The Screen Archive, which is responsible for collecting and preserving films of Sussex, Surrey and Kent, has a growing collection of material dating from 1896 to the present day.

The film collection includes documentaries, newsreels, advertisements and ‘home movies’ and reflects the changing nature of life and work in Sussex during the 20th century.

The talk will take place at West Sussex Record Office, 3 Orchard Street, Chichester, PO19 1DD, on Tuesday 26th September at 7.00pm.

A limited number of tickets are available at £8, which can be purchased in advance on 01243 753602. Alternatively, visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/ro and view the ‘What’s on at the Record Office’ page.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:

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Sunday School Outing to Littlehampton, Moore family [1949-1956]
http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/detail/9154/

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‘Days at Itchenor with the Kingfisher’, Ralph Staley [1930s]
Scenes of the Staley family sailing in the Chichester Harbour waters around Itchenor relaxing and having afternoon tea aboard the sailing boat Kingfisher among others, diving into and swimming in the water, and playing on the sands in the harbour.
http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/detail/3216/

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‘Let Her Go’, Paul Plumb 1963
An amateur film-maker records the naming ceremony of Shoreham-by-Sea’s new lifeboat RNLB Dorothy and Philip Constant on 18th July 1963.
http://screenarchive.brighton.ac.uk/detail/3409/