TQ3772 : Pool River in Flood - 1968

taken 53 years ago, near to Catford, Lewisham, Great Britain

Pool River in Flood - 1968
Pool River in Flood - 1968
Picture taken from the end of Winsford Road shows the area inundated by the floods of 16th September 1968. Not a very good photo as taken in conditions of exceptionally heavy rain and then scanned from two old slides to make panorama but of some historical and hydrological interest. Compare this with the peaceful stream shown in TQ3772 : Pool River and National Cycle Route 21. As a result of the flood the allotments situated just out of shot to the left of the picture received liberal deposits of coke washed down from the Bell Green Gasworks TQ3672 : Bell Green Gasholders. This flood in SE England was the worst in many years.
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Date Taken
16 September 1968   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 February, 2007
Floods   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 370 723 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.0253N 0:1.7619W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 370 723
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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