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  • Short Summary

    The river Thames bursts its banks flooding the streets of Maidenhead in Berkshire.

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    Item title reads - The Thames in full flood. Thames Valley towns imperilled as swollen river overflows its banks following unprecedented rainfall. Maidenhead, Berkshire.

    M/S as cars and motorcycles drive up the flooded street, splashing through the water. A bus drives up followed by a van. M/S of a pub "The Ark" selling "Nicholson's Stout", the camera pans down to people walking across a plank of wood to avoid the water and get in the pub. L/S of others walking up and down makeshift walkways above the water level, one lady has her two dogs with her.

    M/S of two men sat on a fence just above the water line, a bus splashes through. A lady stood at the other side of the road laughs as a car gets stuck in the water and starts to steam. M/S as two men tow the car while another pushes, a man sits on the bonnet.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:35:00 / 01:12:21:00
    G 1667

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