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Holland-on-Sea Carnivals Past and Present

Carnival Day in the seaside town of Holland-on-Sea captured each summer from 1980 to 1991, by amateur filmmaker Bert Gregory.

Amateur film 1980 29 mins Silent

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Bert Gregory, who retired to Holland-on-Sea from Watford, often went out with his Super 8 camera to capture local events. This film is a record of carnival day in August each year from 1980 to 1991 that features not only Miss Holland-on-Sea for each year, but all the Carnival Queens from the neighbouring seaside towns from St. Osyth to Brightlingsea, from Colchester to Clacton.