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Sunday Morning

A lovely quirky film showing Brighton’s seafront coming to life one sunny Sunday morning in 1976 – before ending at opening time in a local pub

Amateur film 1976 7 mins Silent

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Using clocks and watches throughout, this film, shot by three different cameras opens with Brighton's quiet streets and seafront at dawn. Though everything is closed, anglers ready their boats for fishing trips and a milkman delivers milk. Gradually the seafront comes to life and we see shops open and daytrippers arriving at the station. Artists exhibit their works, people go to church and the pier and beaches fill up. The film ends at a pub where the beer glasses spell E N D

This film was originally made with a musical soundtrack which, unfortunately, has had to be removed for copyright reasons. The track was the opening instrumental section from Pink Floyd's 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' from the 1975 album 'Wish You Were Here.'