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You are in: Suffolk » Don't Miss » 1953 East Coast Floods

May 2005
Picture gallery: Southwold & Walberswick
Photographs supplied by Miss M Chambers, the pictures belonged to her late Aunt, Mrs Beatrice Dyson. The captions are as they appear on the back of the photographs.

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FACTS

1953 EAST COAST FLOODS:

307 people drowned

24,000 homes flooded

1,200 breaches along 1,000 miles of coastline

160,000 acres of farmland flooded

46,000 livestock lost

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Southwold floods
"Wreckage all along road between Southwold and village of Walberswick. Five lives lost here."
Southwold floods
"Looking inland from the Ferry Road."
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"The only part of the town which was flooded."
Southwold floods
"A wave the day after, outside our home."

Hello,
This is very interesting to me as my house is in the Ferry Rd, and although it is a single storey bungalow, it survived.

It would be interesting to know if anyone remembers it and what state it was in.

It is the last house on the Ferry Road before the river Blyth, next to the car park which is the old Harbour Quay. it is on the beach side of the road.

It is wooden and painted turquoise now with a white picket fence, but in 1953 if was probably painted white.

Mel, Southwold

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