Title ID 982Collection ID456
Title[Parades; Fetes; Outings]
Date[ca. 1960s - 1970s]
CollectionErnest Robbins
KeywordsBeaches Children Festivals Fetes Memorials Outings Parks
LocalRoyal Tunbridge Wells Paddock Wood Horsmonden Fairlight Southend-on-Sea
RegionalKent East Sussex Essex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionErnest Robbins
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration13min. 2sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


An amateur film-maker captures scenes from parades, fetes and outings in Kent, East Sussex and beyond. The film opens with shots of a Remembrance Day parade in Tunbridge Wells, children and families enjoy fetes at Paddock Wood and Horsmonden. The film ends with scenes from Fairlight in East Sussex and a flower festival at Southend in Essex (?).


Main title: "Parades in Tunbridge Wells"; shots of a Remembrance Day parade in Tunbridge Wells town centre. People gather around the war memorial where wreaths have been laid. Shots of people dressed in costume at Paddock Wood fete. Floats are decorated and steam traction engines move along a road. Shots of a parish church and a sign: "Sevenoaks Weald". Children play on a zip wire, shots of Horsmonden Fete with stalls and games. Children take part in a 'space hopper' race. A speedboat completes circuits of a lake and children race on go-carts in a field. Sign: "National Trust Fairlight". Shots of the surrounding countryside and the eroding cliffs with seagulls flying overhead. Sign: "Festival of Flowers 22 to 30 10am - 9pm". Flower festival at Southend, Essex (?). Shots of a formal garden and peacocks. The film ends with shots of flower displays and people walking around gardens. Title: "The End".