A Day Out in Portrush

Details

Location

Causeway Safari Park, Portrush

Year

1979

Source

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

03min 47sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Sam Bell

Rights Holder

Sam Bell

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Take a trip to the beach and find out what unexpected exotic animals are living on the north coast.

After playing on the West Strand in Portrush, take a bracing walk on the blustery shores of Ballycastle then join the Bell family at The Causeway Safari Park. Watch the lazy lions from the safety of the car before getting a closer look at the Indian Bull elephant in his whitewashed enclosure. The safari park was open for visitors from 1970 until it closed in 1997. Today trespassers to the abandoned park can experience a post-apocalyptic world of overgrown ruins.
 

Credits

This home movie is courtesy of Sam Bell.

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