"Flood Town" Protests 1958

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    Full title reads: "Wickford. 'Flood Town' Protests".

    Wickford, Essex.

    CU Rain beating down on pavement and stream of water running down gutter. LV Panning shot of man in Sou'wester outfit about to cross road in pouring rain. CU Water running down gutter into drain. CU Panning shot of two girls walking passed under an umbrella. CU Rain running off an open window. SV Rain beating down on pavement. CU Water pouring into drain. GV Lorries driving slowly through the flooded streets of Wickford. Travel shot showing flooded street and gardens. SV Children carrying their shoes as they wade through the floodwaters and a man goes in the opposite direction pushing a bike and wearing gumboots. LV Floodwater outside shops. SV Shopkeeper sweeping water out of shop into road and camera pans to show flooded roadway. LV Two delivery boys pushing their bikes along flooded road, one has his trousers rolled up. LV Bus coming towards us and creating wash as it drives along flooded roadway. SV As the bus passes and goes into backview. SV Young girl wading. LV AA (Automobile Association) men trying to move two cars which are stuck in the middle of flooded road. SV AA van towing car. GV Flooded street in Wickford.

    (Neg.) Some library shots in story.

    Cataloguer's Note: People in Wickford are complaining that new housing developments are making their town more liable to floods - MD.

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    01:08:02:00 / 01:08:58:00
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    wickford floods
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  • "Bus coming towards us" - it's a Bristol Lodekka LD.

    jamied 31st May 2012
  • "Floodwater outside shops" - the location here is London Road, Wickford. The shops are Maynards haberdashers, The Gresham Cafe and Barbers General Stores. Although the shops are gone, the buildings are still standing as of 2013.

    jamied 28th Mar 2013

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