1953 Canvey Island flood aftermath

Fox Movietone film

Parts of this film show

  • After the 1953 Canvey Island North Sea Flood on the night of the 31st January showing flood victims and flood damage.
  • Good close views of elderly flood victims including toothless man and woman as well as family groups and toddlers in temporary accommodation.
  • Boat towards down flooded street / Men unloading sandbags for temporary rebuilding of sea wall / Man up telegraph pole / Flood victims with their pet dogs / Resident being piggy backed from flooded house / Flood victims punting boat down flooded street / Sign on shop window ‘Business as usual’ / Police officer talking on field telephone (not heard) / Sign advertising goods for sale in shop including candles and ‘fags’ / Handwritten sign on board ‘Bear up Canvey will rise again’

    Elderly people resting on makeshift beds in temporary shelter including close shot of older woman

No Comments

Start the ball rolling by posting a comment on this page!

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *