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The River Lee (or Lea) has been a major highway for more than 2000 years. This unique film follows the river from its source in the Chilterns to its meeting with the Thames. It looks at how the Lee has influenced the development of riverside settlements and explores man’s attempts to control the river. Today, it is a splendid source of recreation for the millions who live in the Lee Valley.
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The River Lee has been a major highway for more than 2000 years, it has provided the power for countless water-mills, it has been the lifeblood of the towns and villages that have grown up along its banks and today, it is a source of recreation for the millions of people who live in the Lee Valley.
This fascinating film follows the river Lee from its source in Luton to its meeting with the Thames. It looks into the role the Lee has played in the development of riverside settlements and explores man’s attempts to control the river for his own ends.
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