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Boulter Family Films: Town Show, Barking & Dagenham (1960s)
Very brief shots from what appears to be the Barking & Dagenham Town Show in the mid-60s, showing some of the local beauty queens on floats.
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Beauty queens from different London districts feature in this very brief film from the Boulter Family Films archive. The film was probably shot at the Barking & Dagenham Town Show in the mid-1960s and features four floats each carrying waving women, dressed in ball gowns and tiaras. The only float with a readable banner represents Edmonton.
Barking & Dagenham Heritage and Archives Service