Sunday, August 14, 2011

End of the Pier - 1980's Documentary about Saltburn

NE Films in conjunction with Amber Films 1986

End of the Pier, was broadcast on Channel 4 as a documentary about the then fading Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn.

A beautiful portrait of the ‘select’ but out of season Victorian seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea on the Cleveland coast. A pet shop with its canary and its hamster, fishermen collecting lugworms on the beach and casting lines from the pier, the Saltburn Cliff Railway, the picture postcards and the wintry weather are all lovingly captured as residents, workers and the unemployed talk about the history of the town and about their lives. The film culminates in the demolition of the town’s Halfpenny Bridge.

Director: Dave Eadington
Photography: Witold Stok & Philip Trevelyan
Editor: Dave Eadington

End of the Pier Part 1

End of the Pier Part 2

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