Flood strands pub drinkers
IT MUST have been a dream come true for some regulars at the Lion's Head pub in Winterton in July, 1952.
For they were "marooned" in the hostelry by flood water.
The Scunthorpe Telegraph said: "Violent storms of almost tropical intensity, shattering the heat wave of the past few days, centred over Scunthorpe for nearly an hour last night, and were described by people today as the worst in living memory.
"Torrential rain, accompanied by almost continuous lightning flashes and heavy thunder, caused flooding in shop basements, put traffic lights out of action, and soaked thousands of home-going cinema fans."
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Pictured here are customers at the Lion's Head while flood water flowed past the doors.
In some streets the water rose as high as 15 inches.