WICKFORD FLOOD - NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS (7)

Flood water on the River Crouch

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.

This article appears to back up what I wrote about the Wickford Flood Water at Battlesbridge.

The comment below the photograph refers to “floodgates on the River Crouch, Wickford”. I do not recognise Battlesbridge in this photograph, but neither am I aware of any other floodgates in Wickford. Maybe others could comment on this.

The comment below the photograph read: –

DESPITE WHAT LOCAL PEOPLE SAID about them, it did not seem to matter whether the floodgates on the River Crouch, Wickford were open or closed on Saturday-the water went straight over the top!

I do not know which newspaper the photograph appeared in but the handwritten date of the cutting is 11 September 1958

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