Level: Category
Sound Archive
Level: Fonds
Scope and Content:
Title: Tide on Tide - The Floods of 1953
Speaker(s): Howard, Ray; Saysby, John; Braine, Sir Bernard, MP
Date of broadcast: 4/4/88
Addl. documentation: Cue Sheet
Length of tape: 50 minutes
Depositor: BBC Essex
Restrictions: BBC
Synopsis of tape: Recollections of flooding on Essex coasts on night of 31 January 1953; meteorological explanation, possibility of recurrance; instances of suffering and rescue in Canvey and Burnham; tour of Newlands area of Canvey, since redeveloped, involvement of Leigh cockle boats, RAF; police problems in use of cars; visit of Sir Bernard Braine to reception centre at Burnham; rescue of animals; visit of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret to Benfleet and Grays; world-wide media attention; life in rescue centre; aftermath; reaction of Parliament; fight to re-establish Canvey through mortgages of local councils; new flood warnings and defences installed.
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Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Subjects Local government Tide on Tide - The Floods of 1953, 1988
Subjects Royalty Tide on Tide - The Floods of 1953, 1988
Document Types Sound recording Tide on Tide - The Floods of 1953, 1988