Time for a Holiday. Found on the BFI's youtube channel, this great short film from 1957 shows Blackpool in its element. There's the wonder of the Pleasure Beach, a supergay diving competition, a freak show, and a wonderful hand-painted sign sequence round about the 4-minute mark. All with a jazzy soundtrack. It was made by Oscar-winning cinematographer David Watkin (who sounds like quite a character) for British Transport Films.

fabulous - i'm missing the seaside madly and am still waiting on a day we can get to southend when it's not raining.

Many of those rides are still there! Is that oddly shirtless magician David Berglas?

Pure pleasure. That's made my morning.

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