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Pearly Queens meet Carnival Queens at the annual carnival day extravaganza in Ilford
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Carnival traditions are well documented in this short home movie filmed at Ilford in the late 1970s. The time-honoured Carnival Queen features and other notable parade floats are those of the Young Conservatives drumming up support for a human rights campaign and that of the recently founded ELHAP charity that supports disabled and disadvantaged children. Later at the funfair Pearly Queens are seen enjoying the day.
This film is from the collection of Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.