England Flooded 1935

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    Item title reads - England flooded. Devastating effect of continuous rain.

    Various locations in England.

    L/S of flooded farmland with trees sticking out of the top. M/S of 'No trespassers' notice in the middle of the water. M/S of lorry driving through water, a man follows on a bicycle. L/S of a church behind a flooded field, M/S as a couple walk through the water. L/S pan across floods at Stratford-upon-Avon. M/S's of football pitch and racecourse covered in water. M/S of a view from a train in the Midlands showing the flooded countryside. Various aerial views of the valley of the Medway which show waterlogged fields.

    M/S of Winchfield in Hampshire where the flooding has caused a landslide, which in turn caused a milk train to crash. Various shots of the wreckage of the train, with carriages on their sides and milk churns inside. L/S aerial view as men clear the path and put the earth in rail carts.

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    01:01:21:00 / 01:03:22:00
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  • I believe the railway scene is the aftermath of the accident at Potbridge on 17th November 1935.
    For more info see: http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=8507

    patrick_smyth 9th Aug 2013

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