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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Brighton & Hove Band of Hope Demonstration
Brighton's children are recruited for the fight against the 'demon drink' in this revealing 1913 film featuring the Temperance Movement
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This remarkable film shows a Temperance Movement demonstration on Brighton's seafront. Led by Sergeant Lacey, on horseback, we see a parade of boys and girls bearing garlands, replica weapons and waving flags as they march past the camera. A decorated 'Garden of Temperance' display is also carried by the children. Various banners with temperance slogans are borne by the children as they wait for the march to begin. Note the beer, wine and liquor shops in the background.