In the 1980s there was a Carnival Procession through the streets of Benfleet and the photos below were taken in the High Road looking towards St Mary’s Church, which is just behind the trees. The three storey Georgian style town houses in St Mary’s Close are just visible in some of the photos.
The exact date is unknown but one vehicle has an X registration plate (1982/83 registered) so we can assume that the photos were taken some time after this.
Closer inspection of the photos has revealed some of the names on the floats. This information is detailed below but can anyone add any names or further details? Also, can anyone pin-point the exact year?
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