Felixstowe to commemorate the Anniversary of the North Sea Floods

Posted by Town Hall Staff 14 January 2019

On Thursday 31 January 2019 at 10am there will be a short service at the Flood Memorial, Langer Road, Felixstowe led by Revd Dotchin, Vicar of Felixstowe Town and Rural Dean of the Colneys where the Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Graham Newman will lay a wreath to commemorate the 1953 North Sea Floods, which claimed 41 lives locally and over 300 people in English coastal towns and villages.

The Mayor of Felixstowe, Cllr Graham Newman said, “The 1953 Floods were the biggest-ever peace time disaster to hit the town of Felixstowe, and much of the infrastructure we see along the sea frontage today was built as a result of them.  The Town will never forget the pain and distress the event caused to those who lost their lives, and those who were bereaved as a result of it.  We also remember with thanks those who worked tirelessly in the rescue effort, often putting their own lives at risk.”

All are welcome to attend.