Rare Film Footage of the Pool at Rottingdean in the 1930s!

Though later in the text summary of this film it states that the pool scenes were filmed at the Saltdean Lido, we can confirm after checking old photos that it is the outdoor pool at Rottingdean. To view the film please follow the link below:

http://euscreen.eu/item.html?id=EUS_E1B796D8470288FBBBC8EBB37CDDC7C0

Or tap on the image below to go to the EUScreen video: 

00 pool Rottingdean feature

 

[Chasing Lambs]

ORIGINAL TITLE[Chasing Lambs]
PROVIDER Screen Archive South East / United Kingdom
PRODUCTION YEAR 1937
SUMMARY

A family film by Francis Williams, focusing on his toddler son, as well as domestic scenes, family members at the beach and the family diving at an outdoor Lido pool at Rottingdean.

THIS ITEM IS PART OF THE SERIES/COLLECTION Francis Jefferis Williams
CLIP TITLE
PUBLISHER/BROADCASTER Screen Archive South East
BROADCAST DATE
FIRST BROADCAST CHANNEL
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
SUBTITLE LANGUAGE
GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE Rottingdean,Saltdean,East Sussex,Brighton and Hove,England,United Kingdom
CONTRIBUTORS Francis Jefferis Williams,Nancy. A Williams (Wife); Francis H. WIlliams (Son); Hadyn C. Williams (Son); Nancy L. Williams (Daughter); Betty Williams (Daughter); Alfred Williams (Father); Frances Williams (Mother),Francis Jefferis Williams
MATERIAL TYPE VIDEO
RECORD TYPE ITEM
ITEM DURATION 00:10:56
ITEM COLOUR Black & White
ITEM SOUND Mute
ASPECT RATIO

SUMMARY IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE A family film by Francis Williams, focusing on his toddler son, as well as domestic scenes, family members at the beach and the family diving at an outdoor Lido pool at Rottingdean.

ORIGINAL SERIES/COLLECTION TITLE Francis Jefferis Williams
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GENRE Factual
TOPIC Lifestyle and consumerism
KEYWORDS Animals,Beaches,Children,Family,Leisure Time Activities,Swimming,
THESAURUS TERMS Animals,Natural World,Children,Family,Leisure,Swimming
EXTENDED DESCRIPTION The film opens on a field containing sheep with young lambs. Mr Williams’ toddler son, runs after the sheep, who scatter away from him. A series of portraits show the boy with a dog outside a farmhouse, with a woman wearing an apron standing beside it. They boy pets the dog and goes into the house. [This scene not in online clip] On the beach at Rottingdean, the boy paddles in the surf with his sisters and their nanny, Frances Pittman. There follows footage of Saltdean Lido. The film shows Francis Williams diving into the water, as well as his wife Nancy and Frances Pittman, all wearing swimming hats. There follow scenes show Alfred Williams’ timber-framed farmhouse and the garden with outbuildings all seen in a panorama that includes the flower beds, a bird table and a bird bath. The family group stand beside the bird table in smart dress, smiling for the camera for a series of individual portrait shots showing Alfred Williams with his wife and her family. A brief shot follows of a roadside with the sea visible in the background. Alfred and his wife stand beside Francis’s 1934 Singer Le Mans sports car.A series of shots of the children follow: the boy has a go at brushing his mother’s hair; he plays at the base of a tree with his sisters and another girl; shots of two dogs playing in the grass and the boy trying on one of the girl’s watches, sliding it all the way up his arm.The final scenes show the family at the beach [Rottingdean or Saltdean?]. The boy, wearing a jumper, draws in the sand with a stick and several close up shots of the boy and Nancy laughing at the camera, closing with Nancy and her children throwing pebbles out to sea.
FURTHER INFORMATION
FILE NAME 8589.mp4
IDENTIFIEREUS_E1B796D8470288FBBBC8EBB37CDDC7C0
ORIGINAL IDENTIFIER 8589

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