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Three summer holidays feature in Ernest Freelove's film - with beach frolics, miniature trains and Grandma's 1930s style mobility scooter
Amateur film 1935 13 mins Silent
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Ernest Freelove's film shows three summer holidays beginning in 1935 with the family heading for the beach in bathrobes. We next visit the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway followed by a return to the beach. Grandma drives her carriage along a road while the family follows on bikes. 1936 sees more beach antics and a sight of a German airship followed by a return to the RHDR. 1937 sees more frolics on the beach and in the surf while a couple ride a bike with a sidecar for their baby.
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