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The Clock Tower at Market Place in the Broadway was erected to commemorate the coronation of King George V. The inaugural ceremony for unveiling the clock tower was set for the Bexleyheath Gala day on Wednesday 17 July 1912. Local businesses and shops decorated their premises with bunting and festoons. ‘God Save the King’ banners were hung outside buildings. The whole event, including the gala at Danson Park, was filmed by Harry Pease of the Picture Palace at the Public Hall on Mayplace Road. The films were shown at the pictures on the following weekend. Incredibly, this film survives and can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVQPLkuEcUg

Does anyone have any more recent video footage of the Broadway? Perhaps an event which took place or a parade?

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