British Crime - Gangs - Mods and Rockers - Brighton - 1964
Police officers watch a large crowd of mods running along the beach in Brighton, a scene repeated a number of times at the Sussex resort, where gangs of mods and rockers clashed during Bank Holiday periods.
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Weston-Super-Mare : 1955
DONKEY RIDE 1955: Donkeys on the beach at Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, are still providing rides for hundreds of children, the only resort where the donkeys are still on duty. Normally the donkeys would have gone into 'winter quarters' at least a month ago.
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British Crime - Civil Disorder - Mods and Rockers - Hastings, Sussex
A strong police presence in Hastings, Sussex, after sporadic outbreaks of trouble. Mods and Rockers descended on the town, mostly by scooters and motorcycles, but some also by train. Extra police, 69 flown in from the Metropolitan force, were drafted to Hastings.
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