Title ID 11255Collection ID1594
Title[Floods in Chichester and Southern Region]
Genre/TypeProfessionalTelevision companyNon-fiction
ThemeUrban Life
KeywordsBuilding Construction Buildings Communities Everyday Life Local Government Local History Natural Disasters Service Industries Shopping Shops Rivers
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionSouthern Televison [?]
FormatColour Sound
Duration28 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


Programme by Southern Eye on the big floods in the Southern region, with a focus on Chichester. Included are various interviews with experts and people effected by the flooding as well as some photographs and moving news images from ca. the 1950s [?].


Various views of flooded areas in Chichester. Community meeting in St. Pancrass church with people raising issues. Colin Tupper from West Sussex County Council. Interview with hairdresser in his 'Michael's' salon, cutting a girl's hair. Clive Swimmerton from the National Rivers Authority. Cottage owners in a small village near Lavant river. Damage inside the house. 'Hammick's' bookshop with reference to The River Lavant book and poetry. Views from a helicopter or small plane of Chichester and surroundings. Dr. Mike Clark from the University of Southampton. Building a new housing estate. Keith Reed from Berkshire council. Research in tanks. Dr. Janet Hooke from Portsmouth University. Re-enactment research by using maquettes. Roger Humber from housing. Nigel Holmes from the River Restoration project. Old photographs. Air views. Edwardian [?] boating house. Black & white news footage from the 1950s [?] 'Floods Follow Big Thaw'. Simon Melville. Nature scenes. William White from the Farmer's Union. More flood scenes. Credits.