1953 Floods at New Hall, Little Wigborough. Photograph taken from sea wall looking inland - Copt Hall Grove is just visible upper left.

Photograph by Bernie Ratcliffe, who worked at New Hall Farm. He says The water came right up to Copt Hall Grove following the path of the brook which meanders along the field margins to Sampson's Creek. Some of the sheep drowned although most made it to ...
Cat1 Farming Cat2 Disasters and Mishaps-->on Land Cat3 Places-->Wigborough

1953 Floods at New Hall, Little Wigborough. Photograph taken from sea wall looking inland - Copt Hall Grove is just visible upper left.
Photograph by Bernie Ratcliffe, who worked at New Hall Farm. He says "The water came right up to Copt Hall Grove following the path of the brook which meanders along the field margins to Sampson's Creek. Some of the sheep drowned although most made it to high ground.".
Date: c1 February 1953      


Photo: Peldon History Project - Bernard Ratcliffe
Image ID RTC_001
Category 1 Farming
Category 2 Disasters and Mishaps
Category 3 Places-->Wigborough

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.