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.
Available since: Tue 12 Feb 2013
A look back at British bank holiday traditions and celebrations from 1949 to 2000.