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Glimpses of pre-war Worthing
Glimpses of pre-war Worthing

Glimpses of pre-war Worthing 1939

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Glimpses of pre-war Worthing 1939

23 mins United Kingdom

This remarkable film captures scenes of the ordinary and everyday during the early months of 1939. In many cases filmed from the rooftops of Worthing, the film records the people of Worthing going about their daily business – often unaware that they are being filmed. Builders and other tradesmen are seen going about their business in a matter-of-fact way, while severe snow brings disruption to the town. Despite this these pre-war Worthingites still manage to get about.

Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.

Genres

Amateur film

Tags

Traffic Housing Roadworks Snow Building Pedestrians Rail transport Buildings Fire brigades Processions

Released

1939

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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