Army of ducks’

PUBLISHED: 11:23 22 March 2007 | UPDATED: 13:54 04 May 2010

I WAS fascinated to read the story of the great flood of March 1947. I was 16 years old at the time. I lived with my parents at Sykes sweet shop sandwiched between the High School for girls and the Peacock Inn. I well remember all the activity going on, a

I WAS fascinated to read the story of the great flood of March 1947.

I was 16 years old at the time. I lived with my parents at Sykes sweet shop sandwiched between the High School for girls and the Peacock Inn.

I well remember all the activity going on, and in particular, the amphibious army of 'ducks' parked outside in St Mary's Street.

Mrs Cummins was a regular customer at our shop. The Sewell family lived at the Peacock Pub at the time.

So long ago, but the memories linger on, as they will for a good many who suffered at that time as a result of the damage and loss caused by the floods.

ROGER SYKES

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