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    Lynmouth, England: Air V Disaster area. Air V Ditto. GV Lynmouth. SV Pan Devastated houses pan to rubble and sludge carried down by torrent. SV House, front demolished, showing interior. SV Pan Down ruined building, bedstead balancing on first floor. SV Pan Great boulders in front of houses pan to ruined house pan back to boulders. SV Pan Tree lying across rubble. SV Pan Lyndale Hotel pan to bridge. SV Great boulders by sign 'TORS HOTEL' Angle V Street. GV Holiday-makers' cars in car park. CU Cars surrounded with muck. GV Cars in street, one on its side. SV Car with tree trunk across bonnet. CU Ditto. SV Wrecked car on its back lying on beach pan to other cars washed far out to sea. LV Cars washed out to sea. GV Broken bridge at Barbrook pan to lorry balanced, where road has subsided. CU Ruined lorry.

    GV Car along road pan to section where road has subsided at Barbrook. GV Pan River & devastation at Barbrook. SV Motorcyclist being helped over temporary bridge. G Air V Flying over devastated area. GV Town Hall & Lynton. Angle Shot Union Jack flying at half-mast over Town Hall. GTV Interior of Town Hall, showing emergency meeting of Council, with Mrs. Slater, J.P. Presiding. SV Chairman of the council, Mrs. Slater, J.P. SV Pan The Army & councillors at meeting. SV Big boulders surrounding village. SV Bulldozer moving down road. CU Bulldozer. GV Pan Bulldozers at work shifting boulders. SCU Policemen with walkie-talkie. LV Bulldozer shifting big boulder. Another V Ditto. GV Army & others sorting out debris. SV Two men carrying luggage. SV Other men walking thru village with salvaged articles. Another V Ditto. LV Army serving out water. SCU Boy drinking water from jug. SV Women and children thru streets with water in teapots, kettles &c., GV Flooded village pan down to lobster pots pan to signboard 'TRIPS TO ILFRACOMBE & COMBE MARTIN'

    LV Mr. Oxenham standing atop fishing boat among debris. CU Mr. Oxenham, fisherman, speaks:(Nat.sd.) SV Group of women around doorway. SV Mrs. Ritch with children in arms etc., speaks:-(Nat.sd.) GV Devastated village - flooded water in f-g. CU Flood water & boulder. Pan from Flood-water to boulders to Lyndale Hotel entrance. GV Flood water & Hotel in b-g. GV Devastated village & flood water. Air V Main street flying away from Lynmouth over hills.


    CU Mr. Oxenham speaks:-

    "I am one of the local fishermen here, I am afraid the storm has taken all our boats away, three of mine, and many others, about fifteen altogether. Not only have the boats gone, but the whole harbour has gone and the approaches too. Even if we had the craft we wouldn't be able to use them."

    SV Mrs. Ritch speaks:-

    "We all of us took our furniture upstairs, not thinking it would go any higher than the first floor, and when it was up to our knees, we went too, we all went, the whole road went up to my friends' house, fortunately, because an hour or so later everything had gone, the house, (she cries over following words) all the houses went too & all we had in them."


    FCU Mrs. Marion Williams speaks:-(Nat.sd.) SCU Mrs. Ritch speaks:-(Nat.sd.) CU Mrs. Ritch continues:-(Nat.sd) GEV Part of Lynmouth.. GV River Lyn rushing along new course, debris in f-g. TV River & dwellings. Shot Piled-up rubble & shattered house as workmen pneumatic drills rubble. CU Men drilling rubble. Shot Houses with sides ripped away pan to boulders. GV Pan River rushing between boulders & derelect houses. Pan over boulders. CU Stone-bridge & river rushing thru arches. Shot River rushing by Pan over to man pointing. Pan over flattened crops. Shot Man down to flattened crops, he picks up something. GV Motorcyclist helped across rough patch.

    CU House with sides gone showing interior. Shot River and devastated shop with policeman standing by. CU Glass doors to shop shattered & stuffed with vegetable rubble. & debris. CU Pan Front of devastated shop.


    FCU Mrs. Marion Williams speaks:-

    "I arrived in Lynmouth early this morning to find that my home town is in complete devastation. I have lost four members of my family, & find that the people of Lynmouth are practically stunned; but I think they are putting forward a great face, & I do believe that Lynmouth will yet become the gallant little town that is was before."

    SCU Mrs. Ritch speaks:-

    "So we took them up to my friend's house who live higher."

    CU Mrs. Ritch continues:-

    "But we have nothing left; my friends & 2 sisters lost all their clothes, all gone to.... she cries."

    Disasters and Accidents; Weather; Great Britain



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