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Beverley History – The Floods of 1912

On the 24th of July 1912 at around 2pm a heavy cloudburst occurred over Beverley Westwood and town centre which brought about dramatic floods in the town.

Rainwater came down the hills of the Westwood  ran through Willow Grove and flooded into the town centre. All of the area around Walkergate became soaked and covered in water up to a foot in places. The old Walker Beck was swamped and flooded Minster Moorgate and the then fields beyond.

Not everyone was unhappy as you can see from the photograph – local children enjoyed a quick paddle and probably clean feet for the first time in ages!

Bev Floods