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Our kind of town

Title
Our kind of town
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
18 May 1980
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:50:47
Description
This week’s edition of Our Kind of Town is presented by Keith Howell and examines River Thames floods and flood prevention past and present including the Thames Barrier which is under construction. Includes interviews with: Deputy Director of the GLC Engineering Department, Ray Horner; GLC emergency planning officer Frank Raine-Allen; author of Goodbye Piccadilly, Tom Barling. Planning engineer Peter Blaisdell(?) gives a tour of the barrier construction site.
Contributors
Keith Howell; Ray Horner; Frank Raine-Allen; Tom Barling; Peter Blaisdell(?)
Keywords
Books; Legislation; London; Emergency services; Floods; Working conditions; GLC; Tides; Flood damage; Councils; Engineers; Safety; Diseases; Risk prevention; Emergency planning; River Thames; Flood control; Flood defences; Building construction; Divers; Thames Barrier; Risk management; Disaster prevention; Civil engineering; Dams; Construction engineering; Diving equipment; Diving; Structures; Geography; Drownign; Meteorological data; Goodbye Piccadilly; Construction methods; Civil engineers; Hydraulic equipment

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