How 1976 drought left Britain bone dry

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A drought and heatwave in the UK in 1976 led to standpipes being introduced on streets, as a hosepipe ban took effect and other measures to conserve water were introduced.

This BBC News archive item shows the extensive impact of the 1976 drought throughout much of the country.

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