ALONG THE SHORE
On the North-east coast of the Isle of Wight, from Seaview to Bembridge, can be found many sheltered bays, harbours, sandy beaches and secluded moorings. Explore this coastline and its activities with archive cine film from the 1940s and 50s, including rare footage of Seaview Pier, St Helens tidal Mill and the Spithead Hotel. A short detour inland is made to the 1951 Bembridge Carnival before returning to look at the Lifeboats, Golf on the Duver, Redwings and Seaview Regatta. This footage depicts a generation recovering from the war and determined to enjoy the simple pleasures to be found ‘Along The Shore’.
PAL Televison system, Region 2, Stereo Sound and Aspect Ratio 4.3, 60 minutes
Released: 19 June 2009