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Ryde Police Outing on the Isle of Wight

Join these jolly off-duty funsters as they lark about both on and off the Isle of Wight - with plenty of drinking, splashing about and tickling

Amateur film 1930 12 mins Silent

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Raised glasses open this happy film after which we see off-duty policemen and their partners, in various states of undress, at seaside locations including Shanklin and other Island beaches. We get glimpses of the long vanished pier at Shanklin as well as boat trips out to sea. Members of the group are seen using small rafts to water-ski. Throughout the film they all enjoy outdoor meals, do silly dances and tickle each other before the tour ends at St Catherine's Lighthouse.