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East Coast Floods 31 January 1953

down the east coast causing severe flooding across many low-lying areas of East Anglia and the Thames Estuary. It was a cold day generally with temperatures well below the late January average. Significant weather event The Stranraer to Larne ferry boat ‘Princess Victoria’ foundered with the loss

East Coast Floods - 31 January 1953

event Highest wind gusts • The Stranraer to Larne ferry boat ‘Princess Victoria’ (knots) (mph) foundered with the loss of 133 lives Costa Hill (Orkney) 109 126 • 307 people died across southeast England (including 58 at Lossiemouth (Moray) 98 113 Canvey Island and 35 at Jaywick) Grimsetter Airport

NCIC Monthly Summary

the railway between Skegness and Boston, and there were delays to rail travel due to trees blocking lines in south-east England. On the 30th, heavy rain caused flooding on the railway near Barrhill on the Stranraer line. England diary of highlights After a quiet day on the 1st, the early part of September

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