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Thames Scenes Procession in East End Tower Bridge

Whistle stop tour of the Thames' iconic locations, followed by crowds, eels and strongmen in the East End.

Amateur film 1933 8 mins Silent

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Tower Bridge and the Tower of London strike an interest, but the East End is the real star of this film. Crowds initially gather for the camera in Bethnal Green, before a pro trade union procession, in aid of the Hackney Nurses Home, bustles past. Snippets of an eel seller and a strongman performing in the street complete what is a memorable journey.