SNETTISHAm: Hundreds flock to exhibition
A commemoration event was held in Snettisham on Saturday to remember the victims of the flood which took 25 lives in the village in 1953.
Despite the wintry weather, almost 700 visitors came from as far away as Northampton to see the exhibition, which included maps and pictures showing where trains got stuck on the train lines during the flood.
The full horror of that day was captured in the pictures on display, which included the cottage on the beach owned by the Royal Family.
There was also pictures of village memorabilia on show, including past football and cricket teams, days out and children on floats through the years.
Many visitors were people who had been children in Snettisham and had moved away years ago and came back to reminisce.
On entry there was a comments book and a collection box, to raise funds for the events committee to purchase a commemorative plaque, to be placed at the current memorial site (next to the war memorial) with all 25 names of the lives lost to be engraved on it, for a lasting memory to this terrible event.
The 12-strong events committee organised the event, with a great deal of effort being down to David Drewery who put together most of the displays on show.
The event was held at the Memorial Hall and the hall committee provided tea, coffee and home-made cakes.
The committee were overwhelmed by the amount of visitors and the interest shown and by comments given. The collection box may have enough raised to pay in full for the plaque.
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