• Short Summary

    Nice footage of Hastings - countryside scenes, sea front and pier.

  • Description

    Travelogue-style scenes from Hastings, East Sussex.

    Jumps back & forth between shots of baseball game in park or sports ground near sea front; ancient castle ruins; seaside attractions & town entertainments; nature scenes.

    Old castle has ivy and bushy plants growing on crumbling walls. Scenic shots of water lilies; w/ castle tower reflected in pond. More lovely idyllic shots of park; near castle. Picturesque small wooden bridge over stream. Huge gates swinging open; then closed; behind them a lawn w/ large house in BG. People walking in a park; men playing bowls; a few baby carriages (prams). On shore; attractions for holidaymakers: a pavilion; w/ shaded beach chairs arranged in a circle around a circular temple or gazebo; where musicians play (think she means deckchairs around bandstand! SL).

    More nature scenes: woods; etc. Another ruin; less intact; looks like church - possibly the Battle Abbey; near site of William the Conqueror's victory in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Shots of 2 people walking along country lane. Old man walking past some sort of garden; w/ woods in BG. Couple looking at abbey ruins. More shots of baseball game played in park w/ town buildings in BG. Shots of pier * this is St Leonard's pier *- looks like there is a skating rink at the end of it (building with 'Rink' on the roof). Shot of sea front with tramlines along road. Shot from pier looking toward shore.

    Architecture; antiquities.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1910 - 1919
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:03:00 / 01:09:27:00
    ON 343 C

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    I believe the castle to be Bodiam. The games are being played on what used to be the Central Cricket ground in Hastings (now Priory Meadow shopping centre) and the gates are those of Battle Abbey

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