Southend Holiday

First broadcast: 24 August 1973

Approximately 25,000 ice creams, 13,000 deckchairs and 45,000 toilet rolls - just some of the figures for a bank holiday weekend in Southend revealed in this Nationwide item.

We meet the people who keep the town running smoothly, from the road-sweeper to the manager of the sweet factory. There are charming crooners and groovers, kiss-me-quick hats and a very pleased BBC reporter, who gets to present the prizes at the Miss Lovely contest.

Release date: 12 Feb 2013

11 minutes

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