Norfolk Floods An Illustrated History
Author: Neil R Storey
For the first time here is a full and illustrated history of the greatest floods ever experienced in Norfolk.
Norfolk is no stranger to floods and inundations by the sea down the centuries. Such constant dangers have helped form both the character of the land and its people. Yet the sea is a fickle as well as a cruel mistress, for she provides families with a harvest to feed generations and yet can turn angrily upon them with storm and flood, claiming her toll in lives along the coast. And not only the sea. In low-lying East Anglia heavy rainstorms quickly fill the rivers and waterways, bringing their waters brimming to the banks and eventually cascading across the flat farmland and into the towns, villages, and the city of Norwich, leaving death and destruction in their wake.