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Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a

CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A large group of Laing workers using a mobile canteen following severe 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 23851988

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1950s Catering Engineering Industry People Teamwork Work


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