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Offline Dave Smith

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Re: 1953 floods 65th anniversary
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2018, 19:52:57 »
Chris. Afraid I'm not likely to go to NL, altho' I would love to see that exhibition. But I would imagine that their experience of 31st Jan. 1953 (day I got married in Bearsted church) is even worse than ours was&,& ours was pretty horrendous, for so much of their country has been reclaimed from the sea.

Offline ChrisExiledFromStrood

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 19:53:34 »
If ever anyone's over the water in NL, I can recommend the "Neeltje Jans" visitor centre out on their massive sea defences - a very good reconstruction of the terrible events of that storm surge, and the resulting long-term plan for the North Sea Works sea defences.

Offline conan

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1953 floods 65th anniversary
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 22:31:50 »
Twas 65 years ago today that the east coast floods occurred........

 http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/kents-great-floods-of-1953-reme-a56450/
To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

 

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