The Venice of Essex

Motor cyclist with sidecar braving the flood. But where is this?

This is the caption in the newspaper beneath this photograph:
“Wickford suffers again. The little town became the worst hit in the county once more when floodwater surged into the streets on Tuesday night. Only one main road, from Nevendon, remained open. At Runwell, on the outskirts of Wickford, a public meeting about the recent flooding had to be abandoned. The floods had risen again. Houses belonging to members of the audience were going under water for the second time.”
From The Essex Chronicle, September 26, 1958

Comments about this page

Add your own comment

  • This is the row of shops in Lower Southend Road. The side wall of the Post Office (now Sorting Office) can be seen at the right of the picture.

    By Peter Ostrowski (13/08/2019)

Add a comment about this page

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *