This cine film was shot by my father in around 1964. I would have been six and David (my brother) would have been eight. We were having a picnic at Hove Lagoon with my mother’s sister, Brenda who is holding my cousin Trevor (with the blond hair). Eric Underwood used to make sailing boats that were powered by small steam engines, I suspect the boat is his, but I can’t be sure.

The lack of traffic at the bottom of West Street, joining King’s Road (the seafront road) is quite remarkable. The belisha beacons have long since disappeared!