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 Visit to Southend
A nostalgic look at Westcliffe-on-Sea and Southend, from the Duncan Brand Film Collection - with quiet streets, modish shoppers and a famous mile long pier
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Starting with views of Westcliffe-on-Sea's residential streets - notable for a distinct lack of cars - we visit various buildings on Southend's seafront and shopping centre - where fashionable shoppers walk along the streets. The resort's famous mile long pier is seen before we return to Crowstone Road. After a quick glimpse of promenaders on the seafront, we see a woman wearing a large hat posing for the camera and standing at the water's edge without getting her feet wet.