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Lighthouse DP248862 Featured Climate and weather Image

Lighthouse DP248862

Dovercourt Lighthouses and Causeway, Marine Parade, Harwich, Tendring, Essex. General view of the outer lighthouse from the north-west, with stormy sky above and two lightning flashes behind

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Coastal flooding 1953 EAW048271 Featured Climate and weather Image

Coastal flooding 1953 EAW048271

JAYWICK SANDS, Essex. Aerial photograph taken on 2nd February 1953 showing flooded housing following the great East Coast storm surge which hit the coast overnight on 31st January. At Jaywick, near Clacton, the sea rose a metre in 15 minutes and 35 people drowned. In the photo are the submerged remains of Triumph Avenue, Crossley Avenue, Singer Avenue, Rover Avenue, Standard Avenue and Daimler Avenue. A hexagonal pillbox which is still at the end of Rover Avenue (at OS NGR TM140130) can be made out on the left hand side of the image. The road in the distance is Meadow Way. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

© Historic England

Coryton Refinery flood defences JLP01_08_020888 Featured Climate and weather Image

Coryton Refinery flood defences JLP01_08_020888

CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Workers constructing a protective wall of precast concrete blocks at Coryton Oil Refinery, as part of extensive flood prevention work at the site.
On the night of Saturday 31st January through to the morning of Sunday 1st February 1953, severe floods struck parts of the UK, Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The natural disaster is often referred to as the North Sea Flood of 1953. Severe flooding occurred along the east coast of the UK. The site of Coryton Oil Refinery flooded as the river wall protecting the site was breached in 14 places. An article detailing the disaster and subsequent recovery operation was published in the March 1953 edition of Laing's monthly newsletter; Team Spirit. A programme of extensive sea and river defence works was carried out following the flooding

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection