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1990

The Wye in flood
A postcard view of the Wye in flood
[Published by Marcus Photos circa 1990]
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A postcard view of the river Wye in flood.

The winter in 1989-1990 was very mild and heavy rain caused the river to flood. It reached it's highest on the 9th February 1990.


1968

In 1968 the river flooded quite spectacularly, as can be seen in this photo taken at that time. In the distance is what is now the Riverside Inn and Restaurant and this was probably taken off Wilton Bridge.

The Wye in flood Ross-on-Wye (1968)
The Wye in flood in '68
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1912

On the 28th Aug 1912 the Wye Flooded and Mr. H. E. Wilkins, a well known photographer from Ross, recorded the event and published it as postcards. These are No. 1 and No. 5 from the series.

The Wye in flood 1912
Wye in Flood Ross No.5
[Published by H.E. Wilkins]
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The river Wye in flood 1912
Wye in Flood Ross No.1
[Published by H.E. Wilkins]
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Oak Meadow in flood (1912)
Oak Meadow in flood (1912)
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During the flood Mr. A. G. Beeston, who was another well known photographer in Ross, also took photos of the floods. This view shows the Doomsday Oak in Oak Meadow along with some flooded carts and with Wilton Bridge and the King's Head in the background.




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