A postcard view of the Wye in flood [Published by Marcus Photos circa 1990] (Click for a larger image)
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.
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 in '68 (Click for a larger image)
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.
Wye in Flood Ross No.5 [Published by H.E. Wilkins] (Click for a larger image)
Wye in Flood Ross No.1 [Published by H.E. Wilkins] (Click for a larger image)
Oak Meadow in flood (1912) (Click for a larger image)
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.