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Cyril Visits Lesney Farm Allotment and Pubs in Erith
Two classic masculine pastimes from the 1970s - allotments and pubs.
Amateur film 1982 2 mins Silent
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Peace and quiet for a 1970s man at the weekend often involved tending the vegetables down at the allotments or a pint at the local pub. In this film we get both! After harvesting cabbages at Lensey Farm Allotments we go on a whistle-stop tour of Erith pubs including The Cross Keys, The Prince of Wales and The Britannia. Swift half, anyone?
This film is from the collection of Bexley Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
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