• Short Summary

    Water rationing was brought into force in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7. Fifteen-thousand houses have their?

  • Description

    Water rationing was brought into force in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7. Fifteen-thousand houses have their supplies cut off from seven at night until seven in the morning. Edinburgh Corporation intends showing the public how serious the shortage is by conducted bus tours of the empty, parched reservoirs.

    The water levels have reached all-time-lows. There is only thirty-nine days supply left. And until the readings on the gauges are much higher - until, in fact, the supplies in the reservoirs are much more than doubled - rationing will go on.

    Most of Britain is suffering from the long hot summer. Water level in a Derbyshire reservoir has gone down by between eighty and a hundred feet - uncovering the village of Dervent, which has been submerged for fourteen years. The remains of Dervent Hall and the village school are there, and once again the village stream runs under its bridge.

    Many visitors have been to the reservoir to see the old village ruins.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC3FUR4G46P4UFPANZ3NOFUB88
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3FUR4G46P4UFPANZ3NOFUB88
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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