• Short Summary

    Minster of Agriculture opens the pumping plant which will drain the fens of Norfolk.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "WONDER OF THE FENS - World's record pumping plant opened by Minister of Agriculture in Norfolk."

    Minister of Agriculture addressing the crowds at the opening of the World's greatest pumping plant in Norfolk (natural sound). He starts by saying that he attended the launch of the greatest ship ever made (Queen Mary) and continues by saying that he is to open a set of pumping machinery which is also World's greatest.

    Another man assists the Minister in starting the machinery. Various shots of the machinery working - these pumps will drain the water from fens and transform them into highly fertile agricultural land.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    797.25
    Media URN:
    9002
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:41:01:00 / 01:42:33:00
    Canister:
    34/79

Comments (1)

  1. skullsstores says

    Wiggenhall St. Germans

    Completely removed 2011 as a new pumping station was entered into service behind it

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