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The 1953 Essex Flood Disaster

Patricia Rennoldson Smith

Over the last week there has been much coverage of the East Coast Floods of sixty years ago and a good many of our customers have been coming into the shop telling us of their own memories of the sudden tidal surge: of scary situations and narrow escapes. This book, ‘The 1953 Essex Flood Disaster’, will be a permanent reminder of the night the ice cold seawater burst through doors and windows and swept down the streets of the low lying coastal areas of Essex.. With no warning and in the middle of the night the lives of so many were to be changed forever.  Illustrated with lots of photographs, the awe inspiring and sometimes heart-rending stories of survivors and victims of the 1953 floods are told for the first time.

Paperback, £14.99.