• Short Summary

    Poor families camping in tents on seashore near Folkestone.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Robinson Crusoe up-to-date!"

    Near Folkestone, Kent.

    Families living in tents on beach.

    Background: George and Sarah Chandler moved down onto the beach in 1928 with their 7 children, after the family business collapsed. They lived there until the start of the war when they weren't allowed to live on the beach any longer. The family expanded to 13 while they were down there. One allegedly had ‘on the foreshore’ written on her birth certificate.

    Shot List: Various shots of camp of makeshift tents at bottom of white chalk cliffs. M/S of little girl on a rickety looking swing. L/S of men climbing cliff face. M/S of rocks falling down cliff, we see the tents are protected by barriers. M/S of two men and two children in two small rowing boats, just off shore. M/S of boy taking kettle off fire and pouring boiling water into tin cup. M/S of entire group - men, women and lots of young children outside one of the tents. C/U of very small girl being given spoonful of castor oil. M/S of group of children eating outside on their laps - they are poorly dressed, one girls shoes are falling off.

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    Film ID:
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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:52:00 / 01:31:26:00
    PT 334

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