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    Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

    Unedited footage. Various point of view shots from the front of a rollercoaster. Other shots of rollercoaster - some from the ground as carriages approach, some from inside the cars looking back at passengers.

    Inside a ride that spins around and people stick to the wall when the floor moves down because of centrifugal force. I think this is called a "Ridawall". A couple of people manage to crawl down the wall and hold on to the central bars but most people are just stuck to the sides. People slide down the wall as the ride comes to an end. We see the ride from an observation platform above. Wow, it is making me feel dizzy just watching it!

    Kelly's Cottage - this is a crazy house where two girls have trouble walking along a cakewalk. Various shots of people at the fire playing games at sideshows. Flying aircraft ride for children. Children crowding around a fortune telling machine.

    MV Women playing one-armed bandits at the Kursaal funfair. Child climbing on to and riding a camel ride. Various shots of people walking around the fair. A "Jets" ride is seen.

    (Eastman Neg.)

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    British Pathé
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    01:20:40:00 / 01:28:03:00
    UN 4463 A
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    UN 4463 A
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    Funfairs Southend fairgrounds Forces Motion RSA Focal request bikes HOLS funfair all dates Southend southend pier Ep4 1960s
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