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Early Fashions on Brighton Pier

An accidental fashion parade as holiday promenaders pass before the camera on Brighton Pier

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins


There's not a flip-flop in sight as a mixed Victorian crowd take a leisurely stroll on Brighton Pier. Parasols and straw boaters are clearly the order of the day, although look out for the mischievous chap in the bowler hat stirring up incidents for the camera, almost certainly under direction from the filmmaker.

This film was probably shot by early film pioneer James Williamson and the two boys who appear prominently may be his sons.