River Ouse in flood, 1978

September 2012 floods – see September rains and Ouse in flood, again.

River Ouse in flood, 1978

Found in the ‘family photos’ this faded old print, with ‘1978′ scribbled on the back in blue biro.

Ouse Bridge is almost under water. It reminds me of T S Eliot’s ‘The Dry Salvages’, where he describes the river as a ’strong brown god’:

“the brown god is almost forgotten
By the dwellers in cities — ever, however, implacable.
Keeping his seasons and rages, destroyer, reminder
Of what men choose to forget.”

Tag(s): rivers, floods, Ouse

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One comment

  1. i remember lots of floods in york huntington road,foss island road near old cooling tower,tanghall beck,my best memories are marygate floods upto the shop on the corner of the carpark road.navigation road used to flood.my uncles brother was a farmer at linton on ouse his fields flooded often.and leeman road and post office flooded,skeldergate and north street always got flooded.and the old dogs home.

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