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Girl Pipers

Gorgeous colour film of a school fair in Enfield with sports day and Dagenham Girl Pipers display

Amateur film 1969 3 mins Silent

From the collection of:

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There's much fun to be had with the many races and presentations in this film and, quite lovely, just a Snippet of a child eating a Wall's ice cream brick. The latter sequence shows the Dagenham Girl Pipers, who toured extensively. The band has a long and interesting history: during a pre-war performance Hitler was heard to remark: "I wish I had a band like that."

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