The Lynmouth Flood Disaster

Eric R. Delderfield R.B. Carnegie

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The Lynmouth Flood Disaster

The Lynmouth Flood Disaster By Eric R. Delderfield R.B. Carnegie The Lynmouth Flood Disaster The author of this book has written an excellent account of the disaster in N Devon and W Somerset which took place on August th He traces the cause of the Floods and then writes a story whic

  • Title: The Lynmouth Flood Disaster
  • Author: Eric R. Delderfield R.B. Carnegie
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lynmouth Flood Disaster By Eric R. Delderfield R.B. Carnegie The author of this book has written an excellent account of the disaster in N Devon and W Somerset which took place on August 15th, 1952 He traces the cause of the Floods, and then writes a story which depicts the enormous damage done to the Lynmouth area in the space of a few hours, the dreadful experience of many people, and the heroism so often displayed.The author bThe author of this book has written an excellent account of the disaster in N Devon and W Somerset which took place on August 15th, 1952 He traces the cause of the Floods, and then writes a story which depicts the enormous damage done to the Lynmouth area in the space of a few hours, the dreadful experience of many people, and the heroism so often displayed.The author brings out very clearly how well all, men and women, officials and volunteers alike, whether from local, County, Regional, or military organisations, worked together and how their wholehearted co operation succeeded in minimising suffering and getting all the services, on which the life of the district depended, into action again from the Foreword by Lord Fortescue
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    1. ^ on said:

      During the appalling flood at Lynmouth Devon, England during the night of 15th August 1952, 34 people were killed or missing, 93 houses and buildings were either swept away or had to subsequently be demolished, 28 bridges were destroyed or badly damaged, and 132 vehicles wrecked 114,000 tons of debris was later removed from river channels, roads and harbours.In 2004, 52 years less a day since the Lynmouth Flood disaster, the corresponding figures following a massive flood which hit the North Cor [...]

    2. Gerry on said:

      When torrential rain caused the East Lyn and West Lyn rivers to overflow their banks on 15 August 1952 the village of Lynmouth and the surrounding areas were in great trouble.Thirty four people were killed or missing, 93 houses and buildings were destroyed or later demolished, 28 bridges were destroyed or badly damaged and 128 vehicles were destroyed.This book explains how the situation arose, how the people coped with adversity and they showed true fighting spirit and determination to overcome [...]

    3. Ruth Soz on said:

      Jack and I visited Lynmouth and Lynton in June, and this is when I first became aware of the Lynmouth Flood of 1952 The museum we visited helped to highlight just how devastating this was for the community, but this book shed light on the clean up effort and the courage and dedication of those involved Truly awe inspiring.

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