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Odd Shots

The police are forced to take to a rowing boat as the River Stour bursts its banks and floods Kidderminster town centre.

Amateur film 1955 4 mins Silent

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Intrepid motorists attempt to tackle the flood water with varying degrees of success (watch out for the motorist who reverses hard into a road sign); shop keepers try to protect their businesses and locals just take off their shoes and socks and wade in as a May 1955 flood brings chaos to Kidderminster.