"It looked like the houses were moving" - floods of 1953 remembered

Sixty years ago today the South of England experienced one of the worst natural disasters in British history.

More than three hundred people died when a huge storm battered the Eastern coast of England and thousands of homes were destroyed.

Canvey Island in Essex was badly hot, with more than 50 residents killed. Bronwen Sadler from Headcorn in Kent was a ten year-old trapped in her home with her family. As a leading member of the Kent History Federation she now gives lectures on the flood.

Derek John has been talking to her.

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Sixty years on: floods of 1953

Sixty years ago today the South of England experienced one of the worst natural disasters in British history. More than three hundred people died when a storm battered the coast. Thousands in Kent were forced to flee their homes in the following days