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    No titles. Scale models assist in research of dock building and Thames Barrier.

    Various locations of events.

    At the British Transport Docks Research Station in Southall, Middlesex, we see various shots of scientists and engineers looking at large model of a coastal area to discover the best methods for building docks and what effect the sea will have on a structure. A scientist in a white coat looks at a graph coming out of a machine. Another puts small blocks against a tide coming in on another part of the machine.

    At Didcot, Oxfordshire, we see several shots of a working model of the River Thames, from Southend to Teddington, built to solve the flood problem. Model tanker ships move along the river and men lower a barrier across the flow at one point near Long Reach to prevent the surge of tide going through to London.

    Commentator talks of a permanent dam fitted with locks and sluices being planned to control the river - probably Thames Barrier. Shot of the model showing the situation of London bridges.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    57097
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    2091.27
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:25:00 / 01:41:32:00
    Canister:
    69/12
    Sort Number:
    69/012
  • Appears in...

    Categories
    Science & Technology Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    This Place in History Floods and Sinkholes floods architecture
  • Stills

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

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