The flood of August 27 1912

A result of the coldest and wettest August then on record. A huge cloudburst in Norwich on 27 August lasting almost 12 hours, resulting in 15cm (6 inches) of rainfall, tracked across to Great Yarmouth and caused extensive flooding and damage to crops.

Crowd at the river
Viewing the breach at the Loddon side

from Chedgrave
View from Chedgrave.

plank bridge
Looking towards Chedgrave

plank bridge
The plank bridge across the flood

crossing the flood
Crossing to Chedgrave on the plank!

damage
Inspecting the damage

damage
Damage to the roadside

temporary bridge
The temporary footbridge leading to Chedgrave.

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