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.
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A Family Holiday at Butlins in Bognor Regis
Bognor's Butlins is the venue for this nostalgic film from the early 60s - featuring a packed swimming pool, a kiddie playground and a dance hall full of Twisters
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We start in a crowded indoor swimming pool at Butlins holiday camp before moving to an open area surrounded by various pavilions. Note the large hoarding advertising Woodbine cigarettes. We next go to a playground where children play on slides, roundabouts and climbing frames. The film then moves to Butlins' Dance Hall where people, mostly women and in all sorts of clothing, dance the Twist. Finally, we see Mum, in a bright red coat, walking with her son by the outdoor pool.