DREADFUL FLOOD (1823)

BROADSIDE.

A Full and Particular Account of a Dreadful Flood which took place in the River Froome on Friday last; giving a further Account of the Distress it occasioned to the Inhabitants of the Broad and Narrow Weirs, and places adjacent.

Published: Bristol: H, Shepherd, Printer,

Date: 1823

Single sheet printed on one side only, 241 x 166mm, cont. hand-written notation dates the flood to Oct. 31, 1823, lightly browned.

Note
Such was the heavy rain that “a superabundance of water from the hills, that the whole course of the river is overflowed to a most alarming degree; from Stapleton to Bristol is quite inundated, & the unfortunate inhabitants of Baptist-Mills, the Cottages at Earl’s-Mead, the RopeWalk, and the Narrow and Broad Weirs, are, (comparatively speaking) completely drowned out... Whilst writing this, the water is about 33 inches deep in shops and dwellings... At Bath, the calamity has been great indeed, as we are credibly informed no less than eight lives have been lost in the low meadows...”.

£110

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