• Short Summary

    Two men do research for flood prevention methods on a model of the Fens.

  • Description

    Cambridgeshire.

    Various shots show men of the Great Ouse Catchment Board working on a large relief model of the Fens, testing flood prevention methods. The model is complete with rivers. One of the men pours some mercury into a 'river' and watches it move downstream.

    Work started on a new flood prevention scheme when Cambridgeshire suffered its worst floods for 100 years in 1947. Several shots of the men measuring water and land levels on the model, making notes and marking graphs. Shots of the machinery that controls the tides of the rivers.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1277.08
    Media URN:
    34435
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/04/1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:53:00 / 01:12:02:00
    Canister:
    NP 292

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