London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
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Fete at Erith
Looking down on Erith fete and across the river to East London.
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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.