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Film of Chris Charlton and family with the Davenports on the beach at Lydd, Kent

Chris Charlton was a bill topping magician on the variety stage. In this clip from the 1930s you can see him performing tricks with pebbles. When the group pop up from behind the wall, from left to right we have young Jean Davenport, Eve, Wyn, Lewis, Betty Charlton (daughter), Chris Charlton, Dorothy (wife), Wynne and an unidentified lady said to be a friend of the Charltons. Later in the clip we also see young Betty and Gus Davenport.

Item Details

Size 16mm, black and white, no sound. 56sec.
Date 1930s
People ,
Ref no N2926 Film15