Berwick - Floods Sweep North, Wrecked Homes 1948

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
  • Description

    Full title reads: "FLOODS SWEEP NORTH, WRECK HOMES".

    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

    General view of flooded area at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Long shot of swirling water rushing past gap where road bridge was. Closer shot of the gap and water. Water rushing through gap. Long shot of the flooded area. Swirling water everywhere. Flooded water - 4 million gallons - held up behind railway viaduct. Railway line on viaduct. More shots of the flood waters. Railway bridge swept away and overhanging railway lines. Several shots of the railway lines overhanging bridge. Flood water around farm. Ducks in flood water, pan to cottage. Flood water in front of cottage. Close up shot of uprooted potatoes in flood water. Another bridge swept away by flood water. Railway lines overhanging bridge. Another swept-away bridge. Top view, water under railway line. Long shot of the wrecked Cumledge Blanket Mills. Various shots showing wrecked plant and machinery. Wrecked machinery covered in mud and with tree branches hanging over. Long shot of the Eyemouth fishing village. Boat washed up by flood water. Long shot of the Cumledge village. Debris seen everywhere, furniture is seen outside houses. Close up shot of various pieces of furniture and other household articles stacked up. Wrecked furniture inside house. Close up shot of water soaked mattress on bed. Man shovelling out mud from under bed. Close up shot of crockery covered with mud in cupboard. Man shovelling up mud in room. Overturned car in mud outside house. Woman carrying and emptying basin of water. People washing clothes in stream. Man and woman wringing out clothes. Close up shot of a woman washing clothes in flood water, pan to clothes hanging on line.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    46815
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1436.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:02:28:00
    Canister:
    48/67
    Sort Number:
    48/067
  • Appears in...

    WorkSpaces
    Tyne Temporary Workspaces: 21.11.2011 08:51 floods Andrew 45-48 Paddington
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
On 18 September 2014 Scotland goes to the polls to vote on independence. To mark this and in celebration of all things Scottish, British Pathé has created Scotland: The Heritage Collection.
scot
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt
With just days to go before Scotland makes their big decision, Pathe looks at the best of Scotland.
nessie

Related Videos

Hide
Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 577 - Reel 2 Of 2 - London

Out Takes / Cuts From Cp 577 - Reel 2 Of 2 - London

Out takes ( rushes, cuts ) for CP 577.

Marathon Pigeon Race

Marathon Pigeon Race

40,000 Pigeons arrive for what is considered to be the worlds largest Pigeon race starting in Berwick on Tweed.

Outward Bound

Outward Bound

The newly completed warship / cruiser HMS Berwick leaves Plymouth.

Tennis Tournament

Tennis Tournament

Tennis Championships in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

Pigeon Race - Berwick

Pigeon Race - Berwick

Pigeons set off in a race from the Berwick in the north to the south of England.

Britain's First Actress MP M.P.

Britain's First Actress MP M.P.

Mabel Russell is the first actress to become an MP (M.P.) in Britain.

Pigeon Race At Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Pigeon Race At Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Footage of pigeon racing in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald