Cat no. 2518

Holidays By The Sea

Running time~12:38 Black & White Silent 1928 Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Southend attractions presented in a reel of advertisements for local businesses

Genre:

Archive AliveDocumentary

Empress Saloon fleet buses leaving garage from Tottenham Hale on their way to the seafront. Buses travel on city and country roads as Mr. G.H. Young waves to buses. The restaurant at the Palace Hotel and Royal Hotel. Outside Allen's, near the bathing area, people in bathing suits sit by sea. Scenes of seaside business include H. W. Proctor's clothing store and Ashley Russell's silk shop.

People board the Nemo Motor Boat at the pier alongside other boats and yachts on sea, the Shamrock and White Heather around Pier Mark. Mayoress disembarks the Nemo motor boat. Another business featured at the Woodyatt Motors Ltd. Thé dansant [Tea Dancing] performing at Palace Winter Gardens. At the Thorpe Bay Garage with cars drives away as buses leave the Borough Services Garage going to Eastwood, driving on country roads. Shots of Prince of Wales boat sailing on sea, arriving at Pier Mark. Customers shop at Jackamann's furniture store alongside scenes of Morgan's Garage, workers working on cars. People play on the Glen Miniature Golf course on the seafront. Frigidaire ice machine outside of store on sidewalk. Interior shots of customers in Calcutt Esplanade restaurant, workers preparing banquetting hall. Promotional poster advertising Murray Ashford's Entertainers with a close-up of Murray Ashford. Various interior shots of performance including apache dance in which woman is whirled by her ankles then thrown to the ground. Interior shot of audience applause.

Featured People:

Mr G. H. Young; Mayoress; Murray Ashford; Edith Faulkner; Connie Heffernan; Arty Ash; Cecile Dandy; Les Dorians; Richard; Hassett; Maisie Griffiths; Marie Saillard; Sydney Jerome

Featured Organisations:

New Empress Saloon; Allen's; H.W. Procter & Co. Clothing; Ashley Russell Silk Shop; Nemo Motor Boats; Woodyatt Motor Limited; Thorpe Bay Garage; S.M.N. Co Ltd; Jackamann's Ltd. Furniture; P.Morgan & Co Ltd; Glen Miniture Golf Course; Calcutt Esplanade Restaurant

Featured Events:

The Dansant, Palace Winter Gardens; Murray Ashford's Entertainers - 'Bouquet', Floral Hall, Happy Valley

Featured Buildings:

Three Jolly Butchers; The Palace Hotel; Royal Hotel; Floral Hall

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