EDITOR – Regarding the threat of flooding in Horncastle – I recently grabbed the write-ups of the ‘60 flood from the local newspapers from the micro-fiche at the library, and condensed them online at Healthy British Holiday - http://british-holiday.blogspot.com.
I make the point that in 1960 many inundated vehicles (50+) were rescued from The Ship and other car parks by the rivers by being wound out by their crank handles. This isn’t an option with todays vehicles.
Also steam coal has given way to hard coal from Poland in the remaining power plants along the Trent, so the chances of a perfect storm brewing in a morning and being trapped against The Wold all afternoon, has somewhat diminished.
Alan J Richards