In this superb 1936 film we see waves crashing the Rottingdean seafront, a beached whale, the Mayor and Mayoress of Rottingdean opening the new public hall and the work in progress of the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill! Follow the link below:
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Rottingdean Windmill Reconstruction
SUMMARY This inter titled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.
SUMMARY IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE This intertitled amateur newsreel style film by FJ Williams, documents a series of local events in the seaside town of Rottingdean. The film shows stormy weather and a beached whale, the opening of the new Public Hall by the Mayor and Mayoress and the restoration of Rottingdean Windmill by several tradesman.
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