Winteringham Floods
Sluice Lane - Vans

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

Flooding Can’t Stop The GPO!

With the flooding of the A1077 beyond Low Farm a regular occurrence before the mid-fifties, trade still had to carry on as demonstrated by these three photographs.  These pictures were taken on Friday 5th September 1952, just before 8:00 am.

Van in the flood at Sluice Lane Winteringham

GFU 969 finds a shallow patch of water as it splashes along the A1077 with Eastwoods Cement Works chimney showing a strong north wind in the background.

GPO van negotiates the flood water at Winteringham, Sluice Lane

The GPO must deliver the mail!  Here the mail is getting through - but looks perilously close to the drop on the far side of the road - which lacked the markers on the opposite side next to the River Humber.

Woolleys Bakery van speeds through the flood waters at Winteringham

Woolley’s Bakery van makes easy work of the calmer waters.

©Crown Copyright 1952  Reproduced with the permission of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

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