1968 - Smaller flood

Civic Square

There was another flood in 1968. Not as serious as 1953 but I remember rushing down to my Father’s shop, Bata, with my brother and a pile of sandbags. Unfortunately, we were unable to prevent the shop being flooded yet again !

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  • I can remember the Civic Square shops flooding on another occasion.  Not sure of the year, but I can remember my parents going down to the warehouse behind the shops and items floating around in the water.  We lived above World Stores from 1957 to 1963 but not sure what year the flood was

    By Jan Gomme (26/02/2015)

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