Felixstowe to commemorate 65th Anniversary of the North Sea Floods in January 2018.

Posted by Town Hall Staff 18 December 2017

Felixstowe Town Council and St John’s Church are arranging a Concert of Memories to commemorate the 1953 North Sea Floods, which claimed 41 lives locally and over 300 people in English coastal towns and villages. The service will be held at the Church on Orwell Road, Felixstowe, on Saturday 27 January 2018 from 6.30-7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Nick Barber says It is so important as a Town to mark this occasion. It was the biggest post -war catastrophe Felixstowe has known. Many of our residents still remember the 1953 Floods and it is vital that that we all remember those that were lost, those left behind and also those who put others before themselves.“

St. John’s Church will also be hosting an exhibition of images and archive material from the time and local people are invited to contribute their memories, photos or artefacts for the display.

Felixstowe Society and the Felixstowe Museum are coordinating the exhibition and are particularly keen to hear from survivors or relatives of those affected by the floods. Please email enquiries@felixstowe.gov.uk if you have a story to share.

On the anniversary of the disaster, at 3pm on 31 January 2018 a short moment of reflection will be held at the Flood Memorial, Langer Road, Felixstowe. If you would like to attend either of these events please contact Lorna Monsen Tel 01394 288193 or Email: Lorna.Monsen@felixstowe.gov.