Flood Damage Repairs

1953 , Aldeburgh and Orford (Suffolk)

Clearing up after East Coast floods.

The film shows the external damage done by the floods of 1953. Mud is piled up against the fronts of houses on the front at Aldeburgh. The film moves on to scenes of flood damage at Orford. (A shot of a signpost is used for identification.) The clearing up process is shown. Men are working by hand, shovelling mud into sacks to create makeshift sea defences. The film shows the progress they have made. Some of the men shown were Mr. Whitwell's employees.

Keywords

Flood; Damage; Repairs

Intertitles

The brooding passion of Aldeburgh's relentless ocean.

Other Places

Seafront at Aldeburgh; Orford. (Orford Ness in background)

Background Information

Civilians were drafted in to help with essential repair work all along the East Anglian coast. These included Cambridge University Students as well as National Servicemen. (See North Sea Surge by Michael Pollard. Published by Terence Dalton Ltd. Lavenham, 1978.)

  • Maker : Mr Whitwell

  • Camera : Mr Whitwell

Manifestations

Flood Damage Repairs

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    20/11/2015
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    0:03:11
    Modification Date
    20/11/2015
    Parts
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    Duration
    0:02:02
    Modification Date
    10/05/2011
    Parts
    Reference
    710928
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    Carrier Type
    master digital
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    Duration
    0:02:02
    Modification Date
    13/04/2011
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    Reference
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  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
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    Parts
    Reference
    674534
  • Activities
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    TB 1039
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    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
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  • Activities
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    BetacamSP tape
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673566
  • Activities
    Barcode
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    Umatic tape
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    Identifier
    Modification Date
    22/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673158
  • Barcode
    INV197741
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    VP-274
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Duration
    0:04:00
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    562750
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV248680
    Canonical Identifier
    A-611
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    16mm film
    Colour Type
    bw
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    N
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560652
    Sound
    silent

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