The big flood of 1947

In 1947 a catastrophic combination of high tides, meltwater and a wind surge caused a breach in the flood defences north of Crowland which inundated 20 square miles of farmland which reached the northern boundaries of the village. Winter of 1947 was a cold one, Woburn in Bedfordshire registered a low of -21 °C on … Continue reading The big flood of 1947