Rare historical 1930s film clips of Burnham-On-Sea
collection of rare film footage of Burnham-On-Sea during the 1930s
has been unearthed, prompting an appeal for local people who remember
the scenes to come forward.
footage - which includes images from the 1934 Burnham and Highbridge
Carnival shown above and the 1935 visit of an RAF flying boat
on the right - was filmed by local photographer N. Gobey and shows
the town and surrounding areas during the 1930s and 1940s.
Sedgemoor's Local History Group has donated the rare collection
of films to The Engine Room, a Bridgwater-based media organisation.
The group entrusted the films to them after hearing about the
archive work that takes place at the media centre.
reels of 9.5mm film have been sent for digitisation so that they
can be enjoyed for years to come without damaging the original
content also includes Burnham's Homeguard in 1940 (shown right)
and a queue of people at the opening of the Majestic Cinema in
1935 (shown below right).
The Engine Room is keen to hear from anyone who may be in the
film or remembers at first hand the events that are shown.
original footage has no soundtrack or commentary and we would
love to include the memories and recollections of people who were
involved or who knew the filmmakers," explained Deborah Richardson.
hope to show the restored film in Burnham later this year and
possibly create a DVD of it."
you can help, contact Deborah Richardson at The Engine Room on
01278 433187 during the daytime or 01278 785203 during the evenings
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
video scenes from Burnham-On-Sea include...
The Burnham Carnival.
The wedding of a Girl
Guides Captain at Burnham Church.
The Daily Mirror Eight performing on the beach.
Operatic Society presenting the Rose of Araby (right).
Oxford V Cambridge
at Berrow Golf Club.
RAF Flying Boat paying
an unexpected visit.
The Majestic Cinema
Rodeo Riders (shown
Burnham Players 'Dinner
including the meal in Princess Hall.
Lord Bath opening
Armistice Day Parade.
Burnham's War Effort
including gas mask instruction.
War Weapons Week.
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