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Kench Family Films: 1968, Redbridge, Woolwich, Southend and Colchester (1968)
Windy beaches, wendy houses and Woolwich ferry all feature in this home movie covering a family in the East London suburbs in 1968.
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Plenty of variety – plus some trick photography – feature in this home movie from Ilford’s Kench family in 1968. There are new toys – a big trike for Amanda, a tower made from Galt Playplax, a Christmas game of Slap Stick – trips to Southend and Colchester Zoo, a successful spot of fishing at Knighton Wood in Epping Forest, and a journey on the Woolwich Ferry, all lovingly recorded alongside family trips to Barking Park, weddings and Christmas.