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Flooding Collection

Background imageFlooding Collection: Canvey Island Flooded

Canvey Island Flooded
An aerial photograph taken over South Benfleet, looking in a south-westerly direction over Canvey Island: the desolation caused by floods

Background imageFlooding Collection: Daniel in Egypt praying toward Jerusalem

Daniel in Egypt praying toward Jerusalem
Daniel Chapter 6, verse10: " And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God

Background imageFlooding Collection: Severn Tunnel Diver

Severn Tunnel Diver
The brave diver Alexander Lambert descending the shaft into the flooded tunnel. In Fleuss diving gear, he closed the headwall door and prevented further flooding

Background imageFlooding Collection: The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943

The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943
Aerial photograph showing the Mohne Dam and reservoir (top) after the Dambusters raid of 1943. On the 16th May, Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson

Background imageFlooding Collection: Warning Horn

Warning Horn
A watchman at Kunszentmiklos, Hungary, blowing his horn during times of danger due to serious flooding over 200, 000 acres of low-lying acres of arable and meadow land. Date: 1930s

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooded Market 1931

Flooded Market 1931
Marketing waist-deep in water, life at Hankow during the flood from the Yangtze river

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flood in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada, USA

Flood in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada, USA
Flooded street in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada, USA. Date: circa 1920

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flood victims, Grosvenor Road area, Pimlico, London

Flood victims, Grosvenor Road area, Pimlico, London
Flood victim residents of the Grosvenor Road area, Pimlico, London, sorting out their ruined belongings

Background imageFlooding Collection: Paris Flood - Rue de Bievre - 28th January 1910

Paris Flood - Rue de Bievre - 28th January 1910
Paris Flood - Rue de Bievre on 28th January 1910. The Maximum level of the flood waters was 9.5m above the normal level. Date: 1910

Background imageFlooding Collection: The Great Flood, Waterfoot, in 1911

The Great Flood, Waterfoot, in 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageFlooding Collection: Young boy riding on ox along the edge of the Nile flood

Young boy riding on ox along the edge of the Nile flood with the pyramids of Giza in the background, Cairo, Egypt. Date: circa 1905

Background imageFlooding Collection: Floods in late 1924

Floods in late 1924 Date: 1925

Background imageFlooding Collection: Swans in the Thames Valley

Swans in the Thames Valley. Sailing up the flooded streets of Maidenhead. Date: 1912

Background imageFlooding Collection: Floods in Forum, Rome

Floods in Forum, Rome
The forum in Rome under 6ft of water. Rome was inundated by severe flooding in 1900, the king himself nearly drowned. The cloisters here are seen mostly underwater. Date: 1900

Background imageFlooding Collection: Crossing a flooded Ashanti River

Crossing a flooded Ashanti River called the Offin river (Ghana). A bridge has been submerged and the troops are up to their waists in water

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooding of Calcutta houses

Flooding of Calcutta houses
Flooding of Calcutta from the effects of a four-day long deluge. The courtyard of a house is seen here during the flood. Traditional Indian men are seen in the water

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooding of Calcutta streets

Flooding of Calcutta streets
Amherst street in Calcutta seen flooded. From the effects of a four-day long deluge. Indian men are seen wadding through the streets, whilst a horse and cart is attempting to pass too. Date: 1900

Background imageFlooding Collection: Attempt to divert river Peiho

Attempt to divert river Peiho
The attempts of diverting the river Peiho and flood the surround country. The picture shows the camp at Hoshiwu, which is half way between Tientsin and Pekin

Background imageFlooding Collection: Photograph of flooding at Brooklands race track. Captioned, Brooklands lives up to its name'

Photograph of flooding at Brooklands race track. Captioned, Brooklands lives up to its name'. With description, The Automobile Track at Brooklands Under Water; The overflowing of the Wey

Background imageFlooding Collection: Photographs of the River Thames flooding, at Twyford, Marsh Mills, and Wargrave

Photographs of the River Thames flooding, at Twyford, Marsh Mills, and Wargrave. Captioned, Dam the Flowing Tide: Is the vain cry of Thames-side residents'

Background imageFlooding Collection: Lynmouth harbour side view with boats and bridge

Lynmouth harbour side view with boats and bridge
Lynmouth is a small village in South Devon near Exmoor. It is a picturesque holiday spot as the image shows. In 1952 it suffered from severe flooding which led to the strengthing of the sea defences

Background imageFlooding Collection: Straw Jack Labour Socialist Socialism Politics

Straw Jack Labour Socialist Socialism Politics
straw, jack, labour, socialist, socialism, politics, political, british, john, whitaker, 1946, party, mp, member, parliament, government, cabinet, minister, politician, thames, barrier, london

Background imageFlooding Collection: The river Loire overflows its banks in France, forcing people to travel the flooded roads by boat

The river Loire overflows its banks in France, forcing people to travel the flooded roads by boat Date: 1923

Background imageFlooding Collection: Floods along the Bund, Hankow (Hankou) China, c. 1890 s

Floods along the Bund, Hankow (Hankou) China, c. 1890 s
Floods along the Bund, Hankow (Hankou) China, c.1890 s

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooded riverbank with chairs

Flooded riverbank with chairs
Flooded riverbank with discarded chaiirs. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageFlooding Collection: Tew & Lea, Comedy Artistes, Hippodrome, Leeds - undoubtedly hold the key to

Tew & Lea, Comedy Artistes, Hippodrome, Leeds - undoubtedly hold the key to the floodgates of mirth. Date: circa 1912

Background imageFlooding Collection: Great floods in East Anglia 1912

Great floods in East Anglia 1912
Plight of Norwich, a view of the floods in Magdalen street. Date: August 1912

Background imageFlooding Collection: Heatwave floods London 1932

Heatwave floods London 1932
Various areas of London caught a cloudburst, among them was London Road, Norbury, which was flooded to a depth of 3 ft. July 1932

Background imageFlooding Collection: River Thames flooding at high tide, London

River Thames flooding at high tide, London
The River Thames in London, flooding at high tide, washing against sandbags two feet above road level

Background imageFlooding Collection: Dambusters - breaching of the Eder dam

Dambusters - breaching of the Eder dam
Aerial photograph showing the breaching of the Eder Dam by the dambusters raid in May 1943 causing serious flooding through the Ruhr Valley

Background imageFlooding Collection: Sphere cover - The Dambusters raid on German dams

Sphere cover - The Dambusters raid on German dams
Front cover of The Sphere with an official Air Ministry photograph taken by reconnaissance aircraft on May 18 following the successful raid of the dambusters on the Ruhr Valley dams

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooded out in Lincolnshire 1869

Flooded out in Lincolnshire 1869
Extraordinary quantity of rain that fell in Britain in three weeks, causing flooding of many rivers. A family taking all their possessions including grandfather clock and farm animals to dryer lands

Background imageFlooding Collection: The Louth flood of 1920 or Louth cloud-burst was the severe flash flooding in the

The Louth flood of 1920 or Louth cloud-burst was the severe flash flooding in the
The Louth flood of 1920 or Louth " cloud-burst" was the severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth which occurred on 29 May 1920

Background imageFlooding Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Mrs Pipe

Gibbs Happy Families - Mrs Pipe the Plumbers wife. Date: 20th century

Background imageFlooding Collection: Inundations in France 1856

Inundations in France 1856
The Great Flood of 1856, Sudden and massive rise in the water levels coursed floods in Southern France, engraving showing the city of Lyon under-water

Background imageFlooding Collection: Disaster at Troedyrhiw colliery, Wales 1877

Disaster at Troedyrhiw colliery, Wales 1877
Flooded mine at the Troedyrhiw colliery, showing the old Cymmer mine from where the water came. Date: 1877

Background imageFlooding Collection: Flooded stream in Wanstead Park, Essex

Flooded stream in Wanstead Park, Essex
A flooded stream in Wanstead Park, Essex. Date: 1930s

Background imageFlooding Collection: DUTCH DYKES RUPTURE / 1861

DUTCH DYKES RUPTURE / 1861
The king of Holland inspects the damage when dykes rupture and massive flooding occurs Date: February 1861

Background imageFlooding Collection: FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861

FLOODS AT LEEUWEN 1861
Scene of flooding in Leeuwen, Holland; stranded villagers clamber up on to the thatched roofs of their houses, hoping to be rescued Date: 1861

Background imageFlooding Collection: FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861

FLOODING IN HOLLAND / 1861
Scene of flooding in Holland after the bursting of the dyke at Bommellerwaard; villagers struggle to rescue cattle and possessions from the rising waters Date: 1861

Background imageFlooding Collection: RELIGION / EGYPT / SATIS

RELIGION / EGYPT / SATIS
She guards the southern frontier of Egypt, and Lower Nubia, and is associated with the Nile flooding

Background imageFlooding Collection: FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861

FLOODS AT NIEUWaL 1861
A scene of flooding at Nieuwaal in Holland - a few possessions have been rescued from flooded homes Date: 1861

Background imageFlooding Collection: Tourists carrying umbrellas on temporary walkway, Venice

Tourists carrying umbrellas on temporary walkway, Venice
Tourists carrying umbrellas march along a temporary walkway to keep their feet dry during floods at St Mark s, Venice Date: 2013

Background imageFlooding Collection: Woman gives up trying to keep dry - floods, Venice

Woman gives up trying to keep dry - floods, Venice
A woman gives up trying to keep dry in the floods in St Marks Square, Venice, She wades straight though the water while tourists queue on the temporary walkways Date: 2013

Background imageFlooding Collection: Kissing in the rain - St Marks, Venice

Kissing in the rain - St Marks, Venice
A man and woman put their umbrellas aside as they stop to kiss on a lampost in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy. It is raining heavily and the square is flooded Date: 2013

Background imageFlooding Collection: Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transport by Cart

Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transport by Cart
Floods in Paris, France - Quai de Passy - Transporting " the World" (!) by Cart. Date: 1910

Background imageFlooding Collection: Floods Paris, France - Pedestrian bridge - Avenue Montaigne

Floods Paris, France - Pedestrian bridge - Avenue Montaigne. Date: 1910

Background imageFlooding Collection: Philae Temple - Aswan, Egypt

Philae Temple - Aswan, Egypt
Philae - originally located near the expansive First Cataract of the Nile River in southern Egypt, and was the site of an Ancient Egyptian temple complex



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