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Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park

It's nice to be beside the seaside, particularly if you're an elephant - meet some unusual visitors to Blackpool beach.

Amateur film 1930 10 mins Silent

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What are elephants doing on Blackpool beach? Enjoying the seaside like everyone else, it seems - a scene from the great Lancashire resort that you wouldn't see every day. This fascinating film from circus ringmaster and amateur filmmaker George Lockhart also shows us a family and dog enjoying their garden, takes a stroll through Stanley Park, and then takes to the water on the busy boating lake.