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Eastbourne on Film: Tennis at Devonshire Park 1928

From Screen Archive South East is this fascinating glimpse into tennis past. Showing mixed-doubles grass court tennis played out in long-trousers, Suzanne Lenglen-style drop-waisted tennis dresses and cloche hats at Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club in 1928. Filmed by Florence Nightingale Payne of the well-known Crawley-based philanthropic family.

Screen Archive South East

A publicly-funded regional film archive serving the South East of England and its six local authorities: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, Kent, Medway, Surrey and West Sussex. Established in 1992 by the University of Brighton, the British Film Institute and a consortium of local authorities, SASE is dedicated to collecting, preserving, digitising, cataloguing and providing public and commercial access to its screen collection of films, videotapes, lantern slides and digital files. Its collection of over 25,000 items documents the rise of screen culture in the region and the nation and represents primarily the changing nature of life in the South East from the late 19th century to the present day.

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