Margate Films

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Our Screen Heritage is looking for films that capture different aspects of LGBTQIA+ life in Kent and the South East. They may feature people, places, everyday scenes and special events such as Pride celebrations and LGBTQIA+ weddings.

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FILMS OF THE TOWN


Magical Margate

Community Production, c. 1925

This is the earliest example of a seaside publicity film in Screen Archive South East’s collection, dating from the mid 1920s. The film promotes Margate as a most fashionable seaside resort. This 35mm nitrate film is tinted and toned and has intertitles throughout.

Westgate Holidays

Francis Henry Newman, 1936-1939

This film documents the Newman family's various holidays to the seaside, including a trip on the Royal Eagle paddle steamer, a visit to Dreamland and fun on the beach at Cliftonville.

In the Mood and Beach Bound

Roy Sellen, 1964

Employees of a London-based Sainsbury's store are seen enjoying a day trip to Margate, including a visit to Dreamland.

All Go Margate

Ronald Haddock, 1970

Commissioned by Margate Corporation’s Publicity Department, this professionally produced publicity film has a commentary by Michael Aspel which advertises Margate as a ‘favourite family resort’; encouraging holiday-makers to visit the town for its beaches, entertainment and sports facilities.