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Floods at Redbrook, Gloucestershire c. 1974.

Flood c 1974

Phil wrote: "... View of Lower Redbrook in the aftermath of a blockage of the culvert carrying the Brook under the main road through the village c1974. For some years the remains of the Tinworks site was being used by a Waste Paper handling company. The blockage was caused by Paper Bales being washed into the culvert"

Mike Jones added (May 2011): "... Remember it well. I got a JCB there just in time to break out the kerb before any of the houses got flooded. This washed out the boiler ash tipped there by the Tinplate Company and exposed the old quay wall where the trows used to load up bark from. One of the girls sat on the bales is Linda James nee Jones. The area shown is now part of the Millennium Village Green".

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