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Playing on Beach

Playing on Beach 1903

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Playing on Beach 1903

United Kingdom

This utterly gorgeous Edwardian home movie is a simple snapshot of a family day out at the seaside: bucket-and-spading on Bognor beach. Private moments preserved on film - here are Alfred and Annie Passmore playing in the sand with their son Brian, while sailor-suited daughters Margaret and Mavis splish-splash in the surf. And this is among the rarest treasures of British cinema: one of the earliest surviving home movies in the world.

The film is one of a collection of 15 home movies, mostly shot by Alfred Ernest Passmore (1867-1948) of his family at home and on holiday between 1902 and 1903.

Genres

Home movie

Tags

Seaside holidays Family life

Collection

Pioneers of Personal Film

Released

1903

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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