Recently I was able to copy a friend’s newspaper cuttings from the time of the Wickford floods. I think these cuttings should be shared with others.
The comment below the photograph read: –
MR RICHARD BODY MP, visited flood-stricken areas in Wickford and Basildon on Thursday. He is pictured with Mr. W. Cleaver posing to show the height of the river gates at Wickford. Both men were over 6ft. tall, and the waters in flood poured over the top of the bridge.
I do not know which newspaper the photograph appeared in but the handwritten date of the cutting is 6 September 1958.