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

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