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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Enjoy an austerity holiday in Eastbourne with the Corder family in this delightful colour film from 1946.
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Post-war Eastbourne features on this remarkable colour film from 1946. Despite the continuation of rationing and austerity the holiday-makers in this film seem determined to have a good time at the elegant resort. We see the family cavorting on the beach as well as in the water. They also tour the surrounding countryside in their cars, despite petrol-rationing, travelling up to Beachy Head and down to Birling Gap before taking a final dip in the sea back at Eastbourne.