• Short Summary

    Terrible floods in Northern England and Scotland.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "FLOODS SWEEP NORTH, WRECK HOMES".

    Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

    General view of flooded area at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Long shot of swirling water rushing past gap where road bridge was. Closer shot of the gap and water. Water rushing through gap. Long shot of the flooded area. Swirling water everywhere. Flooded water - 4 million gallons - held up behind railway viaduct. Railway line on viaduct. More shots of the flood waters. Railway bridge swept away and overhanging railway lines. Several shots of the railway lines overhanging bridge. Flood water around farm. Ducks in flood water, pan to cottage. Flood water in front of cottage. Close up shot of uprooted potatoes in flood water. Another bridge swept away by flood water. Railway lines overhanging bridge. Another swept-away bridge. Top view, water under railway line. Long shot of the wrecked Cumledge Blanket Mills. Various shots showing wrecked plant and machinery. Wrecked machinery covered in mud and with tree branches hanging over. Long shot of the Eyemouth fishing village. Boat washed up by flood water. Long shot of the Cumledge village. Debris seen everywhere, furniture is seen outside houses. Close up shot of various pieces of furniture and other household articles stacked up. Wrecked furniture inside house. Close up shot of water soaked mattress on bed. Man shovelling out mud from under bed. Close up shot of crockery covered with mud in cupboard. Man shovelling up mud in room. Overturned car in mud outside house. Woman carrying and emptying basin of water. People washing clothes in stream. Man and woman wringing out clothes. Close up shot of a woman washing clothes in flood water, pan to clothes hanging on line.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:02:28:00

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