Benfleet 1920-1930

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A bridge is constructed - South Benfleet, Essex.

Opens with scene of various vehicles fording a flooded area or shallow river; while on left a bridge is being constructed. MS as horse-drawn cart and small bus cross; meanwhile in foreground a man is spreading the earth around; so as not to have...

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Cataloguer:
Cheri
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
sound
Media URN:
75185
Sort Number:
ON 218 D
Time in/Out:
01:02:51:00 / 01:09:08:00
Canister:
ON 218 D
Film ID:
2342.03
Issue Date:
1920 - 1930

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  • This was filmed from the bank at South Benfleet, Essex. This was the first bridge constructed to link Canvey Island with the mainland at South Benfleet. The bridge has been replaced twice since this bridge was built. As you can see from the film clip, the only way to cross Benfleet Creek with a vehicle or horse and cart was at low tide, pedestrians would use the stepping stones. There was a ferry available at higher tides for foot passengers only.

    MickEssex 21st May 2012
  • Thanks very much for identifying!

    British Pathé 13th Aug 2012

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