1953 Floods Anniversary - Memories shared at library
Memories of those who survived the flooding disaster were shared during a coffee morning at Dersingham Library.
Manager Karen Walder organised the event on Tuesday following the interest created by a display.
The two-hour event drew not only Dersingham resident but those from Hunstanton and other villages.
Neil Quincey, now 87, his wife, Betty, and their children were the only complete family in South Beach Road, Hunstanton, to survive.
The death toll might have been higher if his wife had not decided to cancel a birthday party.
Mr Quincey remembered a phone call at 6pm telling him that the his football pools syndicate had won.
Minutes later he and his wife saw a wall of water, nine or ten foot high, coming towards them.
Many at the meeting praised the late Des Asker, a night-time GPO operator and a painter and decorator during the day, who kept the telephone lines open.
The late Fred Cross swam down Station Road, Dersingham, to free cows from a cow shed.
Sadly chimney sweep, Joe Painter found a body eight months later in Little Wood, Dersingham.
The library is hoping to form an archive of the floods and is asking survivors to note down their experiences.
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