The 1953 Great Flood is key topic at Saffron Walden Museum Society meeting

THE Great Flood of 1953 along the east coast of England will be the main focus at the next meeting of Saffron Walden Museum Society.

Carol Law will show a DVD from the East Anglian Film Archive that uses rare, original film to tell the stories behind the disastrous floods in Norwich 1912, in Norfolk in 1938 and in Cambridgeshire in 1947.

The flood of January 1953 – the worst disaster in peacetime Britain which killed hundreds of people and swept away homes and livelihoods – will be the key topic

The talk is on Monday (September 9) at 8pm in St Mary’s Parish Rooms. Visitors welcome, £3, under-16 free

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