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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Wild rides, fortune-telling gypsies and a Pearly dog all contribute to the delights and atmosphere of this nostalgic 1929 Bank Holiday film set on Hampstead Heath
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This amazing record of a 1929 Bank Holiday starts with huge crowds walking around a fairground on Hampstead Heath. A man tests his strength while others watch women sliding down the Helter Skelter. A gypsy tells fortunes as shots are fired at the Shooting Gallery. As Steam Yachts swing we see a Pearly King and Queen - with their Pearly dog. After more crowded rides and the Coconut Shy, we see fairground people and their children going about their daily domestic tasks