60th Anniversary of Great Flood

Forty two people died during the 1953 Great Flood in Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News

Memorial services are taking place today to mark 60 years since the Great Flood - which badly affected Lincolnshire.

Forty two people died in 1953 when severe gales and a high tide caused the sea to surge inland, leaving much of the county flooded.

Services will take place at:

  • 2pm Dunes Theatre, Mablethorpe, followed by the unveiling and dedication of a memorial stone at 3pm

  • 4.30pm St Peter and St Paul Church, Ingoldmells

  • 6pm St Matthew's Church, Skegness - service to be led by the Bishop of Lincoln.

In total, 307 people drowned as the floods went south.