Floods, Lichfield Road, Stafford

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Date:February 1946

Description:On the left is the old library building which occupied this site until 1999, when it moved to part of the Shire Hall on Market Square. The building is now used as an arts centre.

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.


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1840s
Grapes Corner, Stafford,
Grapes Corner, Stafford,

Grapes Corner showing Hall and Halden Printing Office as it was in 1843. In 1870 ...

1900s
Lichfield Road, Stafford
Lichfield Road, Stafford

The building on the right was demolished to provide a site for the new public library, ...

1920s
Catholic Procession, Stafford,
Catholic Procession, Stafford,

The Catholic Procession was organised by the parishes of St. Austin's and St. Patrick's. The ...

1940s
Floods, The Green, Stafford
Floods, The Green, Stafford

A long period of rainy weather resulted in the River Sow rising to its highest level ...

1970s
Stafford Library,
Stafford Library,

1990s
Grapes Corner and Bridge Street, Stafford,
Grapes Corner and Bridge Street, Stafford,

View of Grapes Corner and Bridge Street from Newport Road. On the left is the Grapes ...

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Image courtesy of: Tavernor, Ian

Donor ref:I. Tavernor No., PT00108, img: 2099 (18/2499)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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