A photograph of the Erith Observer Office in Pier Road. In the window posters announce the Demolition is about to commence on the 9th of August 1966.
The official party consisting of, from left to right, Mayor Ken Smith, the Chairman of St. Martins Properties and Mrs. Marjorie Barron the Deputy Mayor,as the latter prepares to break the window of Mitchells Department Store to mark the commencement of the demolition of the Town Centre on the 9th August 1966. The shops in the background are Easiphit the shoe shop and that with the the red overboard is the original Woolworths Store that stood on the site of the present one.
Looking up Cross Street from Running Horses public house Shop on the corner of Clare Road was last occupied by George Gilbert photographer.
Looking down Cross Street from the junction with Bexley Road. The Rose and Crown public house can be seen on the right.
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.