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Boulter Family Films: Christmas Party, Becontree (1964)

There’s tears of laughter followed by energetic dancing round the tinsel tree in this great film of a Christmas party in Becontree in 1964.

Amateur film 1964 12 mins Silent

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Part of the Boulter Family Films archive, this terrific home movie was shot at Tony Boulter’s mother's house in Becontree, where a Christmas party was thrown for neighbours. We get good shots of the decorations – lots of cards and a silver tinsel tree with big pink fairy – followed by extended scenes of raucous Christmas dancing and drinking, with behatted guests, crammed into front room, in tears of laughter. A lot of fun is had. Includes shots of children playing in garden.

Barking & Dagenham Heritage and Archives Service