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  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    New drift reservoir to supply water to whole of West Cornwall (near Land's End).

    MS 8 ton cement baulk being lowered to dam stream. MS 5 ton bulkhead being lowered into position. Various shots water rising on bulkhead as emergency dam seeps. LS crowd watching. Various shots frogmen fixing bolts in bulkhead, pan to crowd watching. LS dam wall. LS flag being hoisted on dam wall. LS dam wall. Various shots frogmen - R. Gwillian, A. Wilkinson, W. Sweet, R. D. Preston with Mr. Purse, Chief Engineer of the project. Various shots inside dam, men bolting bulkhead. High angle shots outlet side of dam. LS reservoir filling. GV dam wall. GV valley with new reservoir.

    Date on dope sheet is 21/01/1961.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    86021
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    3008.07
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:43:00 / 01:22:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 3452 B
    Sort Number:
    UN 3452 B
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Cornwall
  • Stills

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

Comments (1)

  1. melmay says

    I now work at Drift water treatment works and am led to believe the dam filled up in a week. Strange to see the view of the dam from the water side.

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