• Short Summary

    Hot weather and lack of rain sees low water levels in English Reservoirs.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Record Harvest Safe - But Now Drought Threatens Britain".

    LV Rivington reservoir, near Preston, Lancashire. MV Dried up reservoir. CU Pan stones on bottom of reservoir bed. MV Man taking hose out of Churn on back of car. MV Man taking hose into house.

    LV Derrick over bore hole at Potts Shrigley, near Macclesfield, Cheshire. SV Bore hole pan up to derrick. MV Pan drillings from pipes with depth markings. CU Drilling from 400ft. CU Sack being removed from well hole. SV Pump machinery. MV Water flowing down street. LV River reduced to a trickle on bottom of bed. LV Barges high and dry on Leeds and Liverpool canal at Adlington, near Chorley, Lancashire.

    LV Ladybower Reservoir in Derbyshire showing remains of village of Derwent. SV Holes of gate post. LV Blazing sun. CU Parched reservoir bed. LV Pan cow drinking at water's edge to cows grazing.

    LV Two barns blazing in Brotherton, near Doncaster, Yorkshire. MV Barns on fire. SV End of barn blazing pan to another barn. MV Farmworkers throwing buckets of water on flames. LV Barn blazing. MV Farmworker throwing bucket of water against barn. MV Barn still blazing,. MV Firemen hosing burning barn.

    Various shots of rain falling on dilapidated farm building. Shots of rain falling on fields sown with crops.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:45:18:00 / 01:47:01:00

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