‘Great flood’ of Uphill 1981 – schoolchildren create history book

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 January 2017

Flooding in Uphill in 1981.

Flooding in Uphill in 1981.


A history book recalling the great flood of Uphill in 1981 has been written by a group of schoolchildren.

Ben, Billy, Emelia and Lukas all aged 10. Picture: Jeremy Long.Ben, Billy, Emelia and Lukas all aged 10. Picture: Jeremy Long.

The year six pupils at Uphill Primary School interviewed people who were there at the time as part of their work studying natural disasters.

The 1981 floods were described as the ‘worst in living memory’ at the time, with cars half-submerged under water outside people’s homes.

With the help of the Uphill Village Society, the children’s research has been put together into a book called Uphill Remembers The Great Flood Of 1981.

Copies, priced £1, were sold at the village market at the weekend and the youngsters worked on the stall.

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