• Short Summary

    People in flooded Basildon clear out the debris of their homes.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Essex. Storm Victims Ask For Help".

    Basildon, Essex.

    GV Mr and Mrs Evans cleaning up ruined furniture in the garden. CU Mrs Evans cleaning chair. LV Ruined furniture in garden belonging to Mr and Mrs Osborne. CU Pan ruined armchair and settee. CU Chair with no seat. CU Mr Osborne picks up radio set as water pours out from it. SV Pan down wardrobe to Mrs Osborne showing veneer pealing off it. SV Interior Mr Osborne cleaning up bedspring, he shows the level of the flood in the bedroom. CU Showing level of flood water waist high.

    SV Exterior with the Chairman of Basildon Urban Council Mr H E Tanswell, handing out collecting boxes to voluntary collectors. C. Poster on table 'Basildon flood fund, give generously now, great losses suffered by large number of residents'. SV Two women at doorway putting into collection box.

    LV Mrs Harris with some of her eighteen children sorting out pile of soaked clothes. CU Some of the children sorting soaked clothes. CU One of the girls holding up ruined clothing. CU Mrs Harris. LV Exterior, old-aged pensioners Mr and Mrs White sorting out papers and records amidst ruined furniture in garden. CU Pan down ruined dressing table. LV Interior showing Mr White lying on bed made up from table, pan to Mrs White sitting in the only serviceable chair left.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:43:00 / 01:04:52:00

Comments (1)

  1. Harris Family says

    Mrs Harris is my grandmother - Matilda Harris, and yes she had 18 children (my father being one). After discovering my family in the floods, the/a production company returned to record the family in more detail. I know this as my father (being 18 years old at the time) has recollection of them having to walk into his living room announce their name and age and sit down. We have a family portrait as a result of this arrangement.
    The recordings were recorded as what I assume you would call it a mini documentary and I nor anyone from my extended family has managed to see or even get close to locating this.
    As you can imagine we are a huge family, my father being one of 18 siblings and those children going on to have big families themselves (I am one of 10). Time is passing, and people are also passing and I was wondering if you could perhaps help/direct me into the right direction as to how to find this as I know it would bring a lot of joy to my father.
    Its a long shot I know.

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