Floods in Canterbury, 1909
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Oulton, C. 2022. Floods in Canterbury, 1909.
In the early winter of 1909 Canterbury was literally waterlogged, assailed by severe weather that damaged hundreds of homes. Heavy rains from Tuesday 2 November, with a storm on the evening of Thursday 4, saw residents being rescued in boats, while enterprising postmen went round on carts and threw their letters through upstairs windows. More seriously, considerable damage was done in working-class areas such as Millers’ Field, Linden Grove, St Peter’s Place and Black Griffin Lane, leaving a number of old people trapped in their bedrooms with no fire-place and no means of keeping warm.
Entry for Kent Maps Online.
|Keywords||Canterbury; Kent; History; Floods; 1909; 20th century; Twentieth century|
|Web address (URL)||https://kent-maps.online/canterbury/20c-canterbury-floods/|
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|Deposited||11 Aug 2022|
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