Thursday, 19 March 2009

Hereford in Flood 1960.

Ariel view from 1960 of Hereford in flood south of the "River Wye". As you can see this was quite devastating at the time with no flood defences to hold the river back in those days.This is a great arial picture and shows just how easily the two sides of the city could be cut off by such devastating floods.Take note of how the road layout has changed since the building of the Greyfriers Bridge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It does, however, reveal the wisdom of choice for a safe building site for the main part of the city, doesn't it ?