Queen Tours Flood Areas 1953

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    Purfleet & Tilbury, Essex - Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire

    LV. Houses belonging to the Thames Board Paper Mills. These houses have been flooded and will be inspected by the Queen & SV. showing painted line almost at the top of door, showing flood level. CU. White painted line. SV. Men carrying out furniture from house, to be dried out. SV. Man sorted out belongings in garden of house. SV. Furniture laid out on pavement for drying. SV. Children cheering. SV. Pan, Queen Elizabeth II walking into garden and enters house belonging to Mr. and Mrs. George Prout. Slip pan. SV. Pan Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh walking towards. He climbs up ladder into DUKW at Mablethorpe. LV. The DUKW drives away for tour. Gv. Pan, partly flooded breach at Sutton on Sea. SCU. Duke with officials walking towards. LV. Work in progress. on sea wall. SV. Duke talking to Lorry driver. Mr. Reg Ball of Islington. SCU. Duke talking to officials. BV. Duke watching lorry and bulldozer at work. SV. Duke watching with officials. LV. Bulldozer at work pushing huge heap of sand piled up in front of houses. SV. Man shoving away sand from in front of garage. SV. Duke and officials looking on. SV. Men shovelling away sand from front of houses. SV. Grab at work in front of houses. Slip pan. LV. Men unloading sandbags onto lorry from Scandinavian plane. SV. Piling up sandbags in lorry. Shot from doorway of plane, throwing sandbags onto lorry. LV. Unloading sandbags from plane onto lorry. CU. Scandinavian on tail of Plane, pan to sandbags piled high in lorry. LV. Two lorries loaded with sandbags driving away, from 'plane. Slip pan. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother visits a WVS depot in Cambridge. She inspects the soup kitchen. SV. Queen Elizabeth II walking towards over duckboard with officials at Tilbury. CU. Kids waving. SV. Queen walks into garden and meets housekeeper. & SCU. SV. Men standing beside pump looking on. SCU. Queen walking towards with officials. GV. Rough seas at high tide breaking against sea wall. CU. Rough sea. SCU. Sea running up against sea wall & SCU. SV. Rough seas with policemen standing on sea wall on guard.

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