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Fete at Erith

Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.

Amateur film 1979 3 mins Silent

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Shot from a lofty balcony of Sara House in Erith, we get a mix of fantastic of views beyond the Thames and bird's-eye views of Erith fete. With stalls, a marching band and gymnastic feats, a large crowd turns out to enjoy the day. And they couldn't fail to be impressed by the finale of parachutists gliding down on plumes of coloured smoke.

This film is from the collection of Bexley Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.