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At the Seaside and Sailing

Thirties seaside holidays feature in this Albany Cine Club film - with families, dogs, pipe smokers and uncomfortable woolen swimwear

Amateur film 1930 15 mins Silent

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This holiday film from the 1930s starts with a boy in a dressing gown making his way to a rocky beach and a swim. Then we see the whole family, and their dogs, playing on the beach and swimming. Mum holds a Box Brownie camera while Dad plays about in a canoe. Later we see the family haul a small sailboat to the water's edge followed by scenes onboard with pipe smoking men in flatcaps. The beachside frolics continue with more scenes showing the family and their dogs.