Great Flood Commemorations in the Chew Valley (Remembering the Past, Preparing for the Future)
Throughout 2018, West of England Rural Network (WERN) is supporting communities along the Chew Valley and Keynsham in commemorative activities in this 50th year since the Great Flood of 10 & 11 July 1968. WERN is also supporting these communities towards better flood resilience going forward.
Among the commemorative activities planned are photographic displays, musical performances, some amazing visualisations, remembrance services and giving thanks to the individuals, emergency and civil services that swiftly came to the rescue. Some helped clean up, some built temporary Bailey Bridges and others organised soup kitchens.
Photo credit: What was the A37 bridge at Pensford, the day after the Flood. © Jane Flower