When the Sea Came In – Remembering 1953

When the Sea Came In – Remembering 1953

4 Feb 2023 | 9:00 am 5:00 pm
The Hold

Attendance is free. Booking is essential.

When the Sea Came In – Remembering the Great Flood of 1953 – Saturday 4 February 2023

The coastal floods that occurred on the weekend of 31 January and 1 February 1953 are widely
acknowledged as the worst natural disaster to have occurred in Britain during the twentieth century.
Seventy years on from the floods, Suffolk Archives and the University of Suffolk will be hosting an
afternoon of talks at the HOLD in Ipswich on 4 February 2023 to highlight the impact of the disaster
on Suffolk. Featuring contributions from historians and flood emergency professionals the event will
explore a range of themes and questions. What made the floods of 1953 so deadly? What were the
implications for Suffolk’s coastal landscape and agricultural economy? What was the emergency
response in 1953 and how effective was it? Is such an event likely to occur again? How well prepared
is Suffolk to face a similar challenge?

Attendance is free but booking is essential. See https://www.suffolkarchives.co.uk/whats-on/