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PUBLISHED: 10:58 20 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:57 25 August 2010

A FREE festival to be held on the anniversary of the D-Day landings is set to have a 1940s theme.

A FREE festival to be held on the anniversary of the D-Day landings is set to have a 1940s theme.

The free Erith Riverside Festival on Sunday June 6, will be held in the Riverside Gardens in High Street North, Erith, between 10am and 4pm.

Appearing in the arena will be Jeff 'Two-Tone' Boogie and the Erith Old Timers showing off their '40s dance skills.

The Bexley Archaeological Group will have a stall on the Flagpole area showing their finds from their on-going dig.

Residents who have dug up anything in their garden lately can take it along to show them.

The Erith Playhouse theatre will also be open for back stage tours and the Erith Rowing Club will be open to the public.

A rowing course can be won by filling in the ticket at the back of the festival programme and handing it in at the festival tent.

On the day the Rowing Club will be hosting the Film Club's production on Erith's history and a film about rowing and sailing. Festival goers can also meet the local community safety unit.

The Medway Queen Preservation Society will be bringing their travelling exhibition and replica boat, which was the gallant paddle steamer that in 1940 rescued 7,000 men from the beaches of Dunkirk.

Stalls this year will be run by local charities, local young people's groups, alternative therapies, crafts, jewellery, handbags, tattoos, information, plus food and drink.

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