A Deluge In Driffield

On 20th May 1910, a surge of water came down from the Wolds and flooded many of the streets.  Driffield Beck overflowed and spread out across 200 yards, flooding houses to a depth of about six feet.  Bridges were swept away, which forced people to be evacuated by boat.  This is the scene as it was on Exchange Street at the time, the natural dip in the road making it even more susceptible to the floodwater.