Don Freeman and his wife Jo grew up, and stayed, in Tewkesbury. Don collects images of flooded Tewkesbury. In 1947 Don’s family owned a local shop and he can remember the snow piled high in the streets. He remembers the “ducks”, and being envious of the kids who travelled to school on them; especially as they got to leave school early! As a route in and out of town the railway lines were used as these were higher and out of the flood water. In 2007 Don was not flooded, but they watched from their home as the helicopters flew by and lifted people out of from their homes.
Story produced by Hayley Marston and Tantse Manton as part of Co-FAST project for the Lower Severn Community Flood Education Network project (insight.glos.ac.uk/tli/activities/co-fast/severnfloods/Pages/default.aspx)
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