Flooding pictures of Hertfordshire village in 1968 stir up memories

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968 - Credit: Archant

The flooding of a village on Friday has brought make memories for some Comet readers who faced similar problems 46 years ago.

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968 - Credit: Archant

Pictures of Little Wymondley – sent in by Paul Croft on behalf of a Mr Seabert – show how roads disappeared under water after heavy flooding in 1968.

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968

Flooding in Little Wymondley in 1968 - Credit: Archant

Henlow resident Gwen Bethell, who has worked in the office at Wymondley JMI School since 1985, was living with her dad, plumber Douglas Hawkins, in Siccut Road at the time.

She said: “He knew that he wouldn’t be able to get through the water if it got into his car’s exhaust so he bent some copper piping, attached it to his exhaust and off he went to work!

“I was a teenager at the time and don’t remember it that well but it was like being on a little island.”


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