Crowds turn out to enjoy the annual Southend Carnival.
Full title reads: "Southend Swamped by visitors to famous Carnival".
MV the Carnival Queen is brought forward and crowned by the Mayor. He kisses her on the hand. Various shots of the Carnival Parade - including decorated floats, a human giant caterpillar, the Dagenham Girl Pipers, dancers in fancy dress, charity collectors for the local hospital. Shots of the crowd hiding from the rain. More shots of the floats.
N.B. Item found in Unidentified Gazettes reel.