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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Maidenhead, Berkshire.

    Heavy rain has caused the River Thames to overflow in many places.

    A woman wearing rubber leggings lifts her skirt above them as she wades through her flooded garden to collect some eggs from a marooned hen in a hen house. Shot of the hen sitting on an upturned chair in the water; the woman picks it up.

    General view of the swollen river with a 'Danger' sign strung across it. Cars and buses driving along a flooded road. C/U of signs reading 'Police Notice - Try Your Brakes After Leaving Water' and 'Police Notice - Road Flooded To A Depth of 12 Inches'. General view of a road that looks like a river. A woman comes out of her house and steps into the road, wading along through the water in her wellies. A woman picks up a milk bottle from her flooded bottom step. A man walks over a makeshift bridge / ramp to get to his terraced house. A horse and cart driving along a road. Brief M/S of sign pointing to Hotel de Paris at Bray 'for comfort, service and atmosphere'.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:18:00 / 01:15:32:00
    UN 1588 D
    Sort Number:
    UN 1588 D
  • Appears in...

    Religion & Politics
    WINTER 1946/47 floods 1940's All the Decades
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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