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Kentish Times: Kentish Time Story, Erith (1958)

Charming shots of Kent towns and countryside in this well-made and narrated story about local newspapers on the London fringes.

Sponsored film 1958 37 mins

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What starts as a celebration of town and country life on the London/Kent border soon turns into a fascinating story about “the rhythm of a newspaper”, showing how stories are reported, written, edited, printed and delivered in the Kentish Times group’s nine local papers. Includes numerous wonderful shots of Kent towns such as Kent, Erith and Beckenham, as well as a long lost pride in the power of local papers. A beautifully shot and narrated promo.

Bexley Local Studies and Archives