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[Dale: Flood Scenes in Leominster and District]

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Date 1954
Duration 00:31:00
Film type Colour / Silent
Production Amateur
Genre Home Movie
Company No Production Companies Specified

The flooding seen in and around Leominster was a regular winter occurrence. The regular flooding continued until the 1960s when the Town Council diverted the Pinsley Brook away from the town centre.

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Summary Floods in Leominster filmed over 27 and 28 November 1954 as well as similar scenes shot in June 1955 in the town.
Description This film shows shots of two separate floods in Leominster, Herefordshire. There are shots of flooded roads, fields and swollen rivers in and around Leominster including: Broad Lane, Cheese Brook at Sparey's Broad Farm House, Bridge Street, Mill Street, Eyton Lane, River Lugg, the town centre, West Street, Drapers Lane, Worcester Road Bridge, Kenwater Bridge, Mill Weir and next to Kington railway line. We also see shots of bystanders, vehicles travelling through flooded roads and shots of men digging a large trench.
Credits No Credits Specified
Tags Disasters, Surface Water

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