New rare 1953 flood pictures

Beach House and Newlands

The Beach House with Leigh Beck School in the distance

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  • These are great Jan!

    By David Bullock (09/12/2009)
  • I was 10 years old in 1954 & lived in Handel Rd. All I can remember was the constant hammering of the pile drivers for months on end!

    By Harry Mount(Williams) (23/12/2009)
  • That is really shocking to see all of that in the past, R.I.P to all those lives that were ruined by the flood. xx

    By bethany morris (04/03/2011)
  • I used to live on the island as a child, long after the flood and was researching the flood and came across this site, its so sad to read. The poor souls that were lost that terrible night in January 1953. There should be a memorial put on the island.

    By laura Kendall (04/12/2011)
  • There is Laura you can see the memorial on the website here

    By Janet Penn (04/12/2011)
  • This view was taken standing on smallgains creek seawall looking north along creek Rd leeding to Hindles Rd top right and turning left into Dovervelt Rd Creek House stands behind tree bottom right of picture

    By I Norrington (21/02/2013)

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