British Pathe – Floods Of The Past
By Paul Homewood
h/t Joe Public
Joe sends me this fascinating series of British Pathe films about flooding, between 1910 and 1969. There are far, far too many to show them all, but I have selected a few below. It is well worth a browse though.
(This one is about the East Molesey floods. There is a fascinating comment at the end:
“Well, maybe we’ve learned some lessons not to be taken by surprise the next time – or have we?”)
(If you don’t watch any other, make sure to watch this one. The floods badly affected large parts of the country from Scotland down to the West Country. In the Lake District, for the first time in memory, Lakes Bassenthwaite and Derwent joined together, so great was the rainfall – something I am not aware of happening this year).
To pretend that bad floods are something new is fraudulently dishonest.