Floods of East Anglia



55 mins.

January 1953: the sea surges above the coast, flooding whole areas of East Anglia. It is the worst disaster in peacetime Britain. Freak weather has caused havoc throughout the region, drowning hundreds of people and sweeping away homes and livelihoods. Using rare original film, discover the stories behind the disastrous floods, including: Norwich in 1912, Norfolk in 1938, Cambridgeshire in 1947 and Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex in 1953. Featuring footage from the East Anglian Film Archive at the University of East Anglia.

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