Floods, Newport Road, Stafford,

Move your pointing device over the image to zoom to detail. If using a mouse click on the image to toggle zoom.
When in zoom mode use + or - keys to adjust level of image zoom.

Date:February 1946

Description:A long period of rainy weather resulted in the River Sow rising to its highest level ever recorded, flooding the railway station and stopping all traffic.

At the junction of Newport Road and Bridge Street the water was two feet deep. Cottage dwellers had to be rescued by boat and one house was washed away.


The timeline shows resources around this location over a number of years.

Miss Layng's Preparatory School, Stafford,
Miss Layng's Preparatory School, Stafford,

A group of school boys with their teacher, Miss Layng, at her private School at ...

Football Team, Stafford Grammar School,
Football Team, Stafford Grammar School,

Stafford Grammar School First XI football team. This photograph was taken in what ...

Friars Road, Stafford,
Friars Road, Stafford,

The shop on the left was Hardwicks' unisex hairdressers. Behind Hardwicks' ...

After the fire at Fatty Arbuckles,
After the fire at Fatty Arbuckles,

Fatty Arbuckle's night club after the fire in 1991. The club was previously known ...

View Location


Link to this resource

Image courtesy of: William Salt Library

Donor ref:William Salt Library No., Stafford 17D, img: 614 (18/1140)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

Copyright information: Copyrights to all resources are retained by the individual rights holders. They have kindly made their collections available for non-commercial private study & educational use. Re-distribution of resources in any form is only permitted subject to strict adherence to the usage guidelines.