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  • Short Summary

    Damming stream to create new reservoir near Land's End.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material.

    New drift reservoir to supply water to whole of West Cornwall (near Land's End).

    MS 8 ton cement baulk being lowered to dam stream. MS 5 ton bulkhead being lowered into position. Various shots water rising on bulkhead as emergency dam seeps. LS crowd watching. Various shots frogmen fixing bolts in bulkhead, pan to crowd watching. LS dam wall. LS flag being hoisted on dam wall. LS dam wall. Various shots frogmen - R. Gwillian, A. Wilkinson, W. Sweet, R. D. Preston with Mr. Purse, Chief Engineer of the project. Various shots inside dam, men bolting bulkhead. High angle shots outlet side of dam. LS reservoir filling. GV dam wall. GV valley with new reservoir.

    Date on dope sheet is 21/01/1961.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3008.07
    Media URN:
    86021
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1961
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:18:43:00 / 01:22:36:00
    Canister:
    UN 3452 B

Comments (1)

  1. melmay says

    I now work at Drift water treatment works and am led to believe the dam filled up in a week. Strange to see the view of the dam from the water side.

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