Part of the large crowd that assembled in Pier Road on the 9th August 1966 to mark the begining of the demolition of the Town Centre prior to redevelopment.
Looking towards the River Thames, The Rose and Crown public house which stood at the junction with Bexley Road
Looking from Pier Road. The cottages on the right have been demolished. The Rose and Crown Public House continues to stand in the background
The Chairman of the developers, St. Martins Properties, announces the begining of the demolition of the town centre from a dais outside Mitchells Department Store on 9th August 1966.
Cross Street with parked cars is on the right. Looking across to Pier Road note the tower of the shops and flats that stood there. The distinctive tower of the Odeon Cinema can be seen on the left.
Cross Street during demolition looking across to Pier Road. Note the tower that stood atop the shops and flats. The tower of the Odeon Cinema can be seen on the left.
View from Cross Street looking towards the River Thames.John Blundells "Goods In" sign can be seen. The store stood at the junction with Pier Road.The Salvation Army Citidel can be seen on the left. The dark detached building is the stable block for the original Erith Police Station. The Cross Keys public house is also clearly visible.
The River Thames taken near Crossness. Notice the Power Pylons that at the time carried electricity across the river. They have since been demolished