Amateur silent cinefilm, lasting about 16 minutes, taken by an unknown Frenchman on 10th October 1930, of what took his eye during a day in Southampton.
He took footage of ships in the port that day, including the ‘Empress of Australia’, visited the Vosper Thornycroft shipyard to see the launching of the Canadian naval ship ‘Skeena’.
He then took a tram ride from Bitterne Down Lances Hill into Southampton centre, to the tram terminus outside the South Western Hotel, where he witnessed dock workers leaving for home on trams and buses.
This short clip, in the 'gallery' tab in blue, shows the latter scene, and lasts just under 4 minutes.
Amateur film making started in the mid 1920s, and 16mm film and equipment was particularly expensive
Online catalogue entry for item Southampton Octobre 10, 1930
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