DVD captures resort through the year

A NEW DVD of Felixstowe features three hours of footage of the resort - including some unusual views.

A NEW DVD of Felixstowe features three hours of footage of the resort - including some unusual views.

The new film, called Felixstowe Through the Year, has been put together by film-maker Dave Alligan as a sequel to a previous disc called Felixstowe for Sun and Fun.

The new DVD captures the resort during the 2008 and includes film of many of its annual events and occasions, including some special ones such as last year's big RAF parade to mark the 50 years of the force having the Freedom of Felixstowe.

One of the most striking features is a sequence taken off the coast looking back at the town from the sea.

“John White, the Felixstowe Ferry harbourmaster, offered me the chance to go out on a boat and it was too good to resist,” said Mr Alligan, of Brackley Close, Felixstowe.

“It's a view not many people get to see - especially since the pier has been closed to the public and you cannot go out for a walk and look back at the town.”

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Mr Alligan, who runs Golden Memories Sound and Designs, which specialises in transferring vinyl records and cassettes to CD, video and cine film to DVD, and slides to CD, DVD or video, said the DVD had taken more than a year to make.

“I started back in December 2007 and then did film at different stages and events all through last year,” he said.

“It took a long time partly because I wanted to capture places on nice sunny days rather than dull, grey ones, and also because I wanted to run it through to the Christmas lights switch on.”

Felixstowe Through the Year can be bought at several outlets around the town, including the Spa Pavilion, Peewit Caravan Park, Hotel Elizabeth Orwell, Dorincourt Guest House, Walton Post Office, and Sands Bar.


The Evening Star has three copies to give away for people who can answer this question correctly: In what year did the Empress of Germany stay at Felixstowe, making it fashionable as a resort?

Send the answer, plus your name, address and phone number, by April 30 to Richard Cornwell, Felixstowe editor, Evening Star, 172 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DU. First out of the hat wins.