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ISBN: 9780857041593
AUTHOR: Neil Storey
Norfolk Floods
Norfolk Floods
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“Our house is hardly 200 yards from the sand hills and yet we only had a few minutes warning... My husband and I and my niece Rita threw on our coats and made a dash for the sand hills, with Mr. Cator and our three dogs. As we went I could see the sea pouring over the marshes and racing us, but in the end we got to the hills in time."

An account of escape from the floods of 1938 in Horsey.

Norfolk has been no stranger to floods and inundations by the sea down the centuries. Such constant dangers have helped form both the character of the land and its people. Yet the sea is a fickle as well as a cruel mistress, for she provides families with a harvest to feed generations and yet can turn angrily upon them with storm and flood, claiming her toll in lives along the coast.

And not only the sea. In low-lying East Anglia heavy rainstorms quickly fill the rivers and waterways, bringing their waters brimming to the banks and eventually cascading across the flat farmland and into the towns, villages, and the city of Norwich, leaving death and destruction in their wake.

The three floods covered in this book occurred in 1912, 1938 and 1953, and are some of the most severe to be suffered by the county, not just in the twentieth century but for hundreds of years before.

In each instance the tragic loss of life was accompanied by the destruction of houses, farms, roads and bridges, many simply disappearing before the unstoppable surge of water.

Here, illustrated with almost 250 dramatic photographs, many of them never before published, the author traces the story of each of these catastrophes, linking a chronical of actual events with personal stories told by those who were there when the flood waters came.

For the first time here is a full and illustrated history of the greatest floods ever experienced in Norfolk.

Neil Storey is a born and bred Norfolk man. A graduate of the University of East Anglia and one of the foremost historians of the county specialising in social and military history themes, he has published over 30 books and countless articles for magazines and journals. Undoubtedly a man blessed with a ready wit and ebullient character he is a familiar voice on BBC local radio; he has also acted as a consultant and featured on a number of television documentaries and dramas. Neil is in constant demand by both academic and social audiences for his lectures, talks and legendary after dinner speeches.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 159 3, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published June 2012.

Norfolk Coast from the AirNorfolk Coast from the Air - £14.99
In this book the author Pauline Young and photographer Mike Page take the reader on a trip along the Norfolk coastline, focusing-in on towns, villages, buildings and features of interest along the way.
Discover NorwichDiscover Norwich - £14.99
The eleven walks included in this book by Stephen Browning have been chosen to give a wide variety of scenery whilst taking in most of the city’s important locations. Famous people, city enterprises, local customs, historical facts and interesting stories are woven into the walks. Each is highly illustrated.
The Norfolk CoastThe Norfolk Coast - £14.99
The Norfolk coast and the area immediately inland provides endless hidden gems for those who like to get out and explore. From sweeping views along the coastline, to quiet villages with ancient buildings and hedgerows full of wildflowers and wildlife – there is always something of interest to discover as is proved in this book by Alan Childs, Ashley Sampson & Donald Mackenzie.
Norfolk Coast From the Air 2Norfolk Coast From the Air 2 - £14.99
The superb aerial photographs of Mike Page have generated a veritable library of books devoted to Norfolk and Suffolk, each new volume being eagerly snapped up by his increasing numbers of avid followers. Here, following on the success of Norfolk Coast from the Air comes a completely new set of images covering the coast from Hopton on the Suffolk border around the coast to The Wash.
Norfolk from the Air 2Norfolk from the Air 2 - £14.99
Norfolk from the Air 2 follows on from Mike Page's earlier book covering the county, and once again every type of landscape and a wide variety of interesting features are included, from ancient buildings to recent urban developments, from Norfolk’s distinctive churches to grand stately homes, and from busy towns to sleepy villages. Mike’s superb photographs are described by Pauline Young who adds her own details to each scene, bringing each to life through her expert captions.
Discovering Old NorfolkDiscovering Old Norfolk - £19.99
300 nostalgic photographs in this book by Susan Wright subtitled The Road to the Past Through the Photographs of Tom Nokes (1869-1943) take the reader back down that nostalgic route, providing a unique portrait of Norfolk when it truly was a rural gem. These little-known marvellous images of people and places evoke the essence of life in the countryside in the early years of the twentieth century.
Norfolk Food HeroesNorfolk Food Heroes - £14.99
Here, described by Stephen Browning and gloriously illustrated by Daniel Tink’s photography, is a tribute to all those who specialise in Norfolk food production - from sugar beet, turkeys, mustard and chocolate to Cromer crabs, Yarmouth bloaters and Caister dumplings. The book contains a snapshot of their lives and work, and their chosen recipes.
An A - Z of Norfolk WindmillsAn A - Z of Norfolk Windmills - £14.99
Assembling an A to Z (or in fact an A-Y), of Norfolk Windmills was something of a challenge for the authors but this is the first time that such a comprehensive aerial listing has been attempted, which with Alison Yardy’s expert commentary and Mike Page's renowned aerial photography, makes this one of the most important books on the subject ever published.
Face to Face - Sheringham (pdf e-book)Face to Face - Sheringham (pdf e-book) - £24.99
This book tells the story and brings together the work of two remarkable photographers - Olive Edis and Cyril Nun - recording through their photographs almost a century of life in and around the Norfolk town of Sheringham.
Norfolk Artists Address BookNorfolk Artists Address Book - £14.99
The artists whose work is included in this beautiful address book are among literally hundreds of present-day painters and photographers who are inspired to capture the elusive qualities of light, atmosphere and character that make Norfolk so special.
Norfolk Address BookNorfolk Address Book - £12.99
The Norfolk Address Book contains over fifty high-quality colour photographs which evoke the best of Norfolk’s landscape. The photographers have been carefully chosen for their skill in capturing the beauty and variety of scenery that the county has to offer, from dramatic seascapes and sweeping Broadland vistas, to impressive townscapes and tiny hamlets.
Norfolk from the AirNorfolk from the Air - £14.99
Mike Page’s name has become synonymous with high-quality aerial photographs in East Anglia. His popular books have sold in their thousands while his photographs also appear regularly in newspapers, magazines and on TV. Norfolk from the Air might be said to be ‘the best of the best’, covering as it does his home county and including hand-picked photographs from recent flights.
Lost Norfolk LandscapesLost Norfolk Landscapes - £24.99
This superb book contains over 150 paintings and drawings that evoke the landscape of Norfolk as it was in the first fifty years of the last century. Compiled by Simin Butler FRSA almost exclusively from a single collection of works by Horace Tuck, few of the paintings have been seen by the public and none have before been published.
Andrew Dibben's NorfolkAndrew Dibben's Norfolk - £24.95
Andrew's watercolours of Norfolk capture the unique quality of the landscape and light quite perfectly.
Andrew Dibben's Norfolk WaterscapesAndrew Dibben's Norfolk Waterscapes - £24.99
Andrew Dibben’s superb watercolour paintings of Norfolk will already be familiar to many people. Containing over 100 works, many new and reproduced for the first time, this stunning book looks not only at the well-loved Norfolk locations such as The Broads, Great Yarmouth and Sheringham, but also at the beauty and tranquillity of the creek and mudlfats at Overy Staithe, the watermills of the Bure and Wensum, breathtaking sunsets, wild birds and stormy skies.
Norfolk's Hidden LandscapesNorfolk's Hidden Landscapes - £24.99
Felix Bernasconi ARCA dedicated much of his long life to capturing in paint the scenery of his beloved Norfolk. From the 1940s onwards he spent weekends and holidays creating hundreds of paintings and sketches of scenes which today perfectly evoke the county as it used to be.
A Broads-Eye View 2A Broads-Eye View 2 - £14.99
In Broads-Eye View 2 we are taken on an aerial journey along the major rivers of the region each of which forms an integral part of that special area known as Broadland. The courses of the rivers Bure,Ant,Thurne,Yare, Chet,Wensum andWaveney are each followed from the air by Mike Page and Pauline Young providing the reader with a unique viewpoint from which to discover and enjoy this wonderful landscape
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