The snow begins to thaw causing floods all over Britain.
Item title reads - The great thaw. Everywhere .... great tracts .... in both town and country submerged in a "dreary waste of waters".
L/S of water flooding a town, it is halfway up the houses and covering the field. M/S of the Bridge Cafe at Shepperton half under water.
M/S of trees with water up to their branches, the camera pans across to houses surrounded by water. Various shots of submerged houses. M/S of a horse and carriage riding down the road through the water, followed by a big truck. M/S of a car driving past a signpost. A horse and cart ride along followed by a motorcycle, the village green is flooded.
Intertitle - '... timber laden barges "run amok" at Kingston-on-Thames.' M/S of the barges with their loads strewn about, the camera pans across them. Various shots of the barges.
Intertitle - '... flood water bursts a railway culvert at Edmonton.' M/S of the collapsed wall, the camera pans down it.
Intertitle - 'scores of hungry Thames swans come ashore for food at Shepperton.' M/S of the swans in a pen, various shots as a man and woman scatter food for them.