Floods in Oxford
There was also bad flooding in 1903 (June), 1947 (March), 1954 (November), 1959, 1979 (December), 1998 (Easter), and 2007 (July). Flooding in Oxford was much worse before 1900, as until then the locks were built not to let down the water but to keep it back, with the consequence that the flood plains nearly always flooded after heavy rain. They often remained permanently flooded in winter, and when they froze it was possible to skate for miles across the fields above and below Oxford.
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(The term “flood” brings up 191 pictures in the Oxfordshire Photographic Archive)