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Framed Print : Coryton flood response 1953 JLP01_08_008085

Coryton flood response 1953 JLP01_08_008085




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Coryton flood response 1953 JLP01_08_008085

CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Laing workers collecting and transporting sandbags to repair breaches in the river wall after flooding on the construction site of Coryton Oil Refinery.
On the night of Saturday 31st January through to the morning of Sunday 1st February 1953, severe floods struck parts of the UK, Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The natural disaster is often referred to as the North Sea Flood of 1953. Severe flooding occurred along the east coast of the UK. The site of Coryton Oil Refinery flooded as the river wall protecting the site was breached in 14 places. An article detailing the disaster and subsequent recovery operation was published in the March 1953 edition of Laings monthly newsletter; Team Spirit

Media ID 23851980

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1950s Engineering Flood Industry People Teamwork Work Workmen


12"x10" Modern Frame

10x8 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexi glass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10" x 10")

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 30.5cm (10" x 12")

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Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


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