‘We live in constant danger’: Anniversary of 1953 floods which claimed 43 lives looms

‘We live in constant danger’: Anniversary of 1953 floods which claimed 43 lives looms
 

“The sea was coming down the lane.
“My sister managed to get out of the front door and made for the bridge that was across the dyke on the front of the properties.
“Unfortunately, she missed the bridge and fell in the dyke. She scrambled out to the pavement making her way up to my mother’s.
“It wasn’t until 2am that I knew she was safe.”
Franklin Whaler of Anderby was in the Royal Navy when he returned home on a Friday night in 1953 only to be faced by the worse peace-time disaster the east coast of Britain had seen.
It was just after dusk on January 31 that the first waves crashed through... read more

 
14 January 2018 in Regional East, Views: 35
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