Mail memories: Villagers fight ‘Terrible Tuesday’ flooding

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Mrs Alice Durran is pictured here surveying the mess the Terrible Tuesday floods left in Foxton from April 21, 1964.

She is standing outside her home in Foxton on the Tuesday morning.

It was her husband, Mr George Durran, who alerted villagers to the flooding.

Also pictured, right, is Middle Street in the village the morning after.

It looked like an emptied river bed and villagers had the job of clearing up their homes and their village after the floods in the small hours of Tuesday morning.

The cause of the flood was a broken culvert close to the canal which was believed to link up with underground drains underneath Middle Street.