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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Seaside Scenes at Hastings
Hastings looks marvellous in this sumptuous colour film from the late 1930s - complete with sunbathing, swimming and being slapped with a fish
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This fascinating film of unknown provenance starts with a couple enjoying a day out on Hastings beach. Along with views of the town, we see fishing boats and fishermen, the cliff railway and speedboats. The couple, later joined by other couples, go on boat trips, sit sunbathing in deckchairs and play football on the beach. After a fishing trip, the couples bring back a box of fish and the man jokingly slaps the woman's face with a flatfish.