Dry Docking

1927 , Docking (Norfolk)

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Water supplies in Docking, 1927.

This film shows the measures taken to overcome problems with the water supply in the village of Docking. A horse-drawn water cart, driven by Mr. Chesnet, is filmed filling up from the village well (depth 212 ft). The water carrier used appears to be made of lead. The cart is filmed driving back into the village and encountering a herd of sheep that are being driven through the streets. The villagers, mainly women, are seen collecting their water by pail and one woman is seen handing over her halfpenny payment. The flint cottages of Docking are visible in the background. In a separate sequence a man is filmed reversing his car into the village pond for a wash.

Keywords

Water supply, Village life

Intertitles

Dry Docking. This quaint little Norfolk Village receives its water supply daily at halfpenny per pail. Where there's a will there's a way.

Background Information

(For information re. Topical Budget, see: Willingale, Essex. Women Hay Makers. 1916.) The village of Docking in high North Norfolk has always suffered from a scarcity of water. George Thompson Brake, son of the Methodist Minister during the 1920s, wrote the following in the Eastern Daily Press, October 13th, 1983.In the 1920s it (Dry Darkin') was an apt description. The only water supply was the well in the village, owned by the Lord of the Manor. Water was delivered door to door by a water cart at a halfpenny a bucket. Any calamity, like dropping a tin of cocoa in the bucket, which once happened in our house, meant that there was no fresh water until the next morning.

Manifestations

Dry Docking

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    23/07/2008
    Parts
    Reference
    673393
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    Parts
    Reference
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    INV??1278
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    N
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    Image Polarity
    positive
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
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    Sound
    silent
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    35mm full gate film
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    N
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    Image Polarity
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    Modification Date
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    560629
    Sound
    silent
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    Canonical Title
    Unknown
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    bw
    Has Sound
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    Neg / Pos Type (data migration 25/06/2021): dupe
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    negative
    Modification Date
    25/06/2021
    Parts
    Reference
    560628
    Sound
    silent

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