Flood engulfed Pat's parents' house while the wedding guests were still inside celebrating ...
ONE person who has more reason than most to remember the floods is Pat Beaumont, of Humberston, who tied the knot 60 years ago today.
When they set a date, little did Pat and husband Dave, 83, know that their wedding guests would end up being rescued from floods by firefighters while they headed off on their honeymoon.
Pat, 80, of Coulam Place, said: "I remember it being awfully dull and windy when we got married. My veil blew off and my dad chased it.
"We didn't have much money so we all headed back to my parents' house in Cleethorpes for a few drinks and then we went off on our honeymoon.
"While we were away in London we saw reports in the newspapers about the floods in Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea but they didn't mention Cleethorpes."
It was only when the couple – who are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary today – returned home that they discovered the drama that had unfolded.
The flood had engulfed Pat's parents' house in Warneford Road while the wedding guests were still inside celebrating.
The retired hairdresser said: "It was a good job there were so many people in the house because they helped to take the food and drink and furniture upstairs.
"Eventually the fire brigade came and took all the guests back to their own homes."
Pat and former sheet metal worker Dave, who met through friends, have two children, Corinne and Kerry, and five grandchildren.
Pat, who is a member of Humberston WI, added: "The fact the floods happened on our wedding day certainly makes a bit of a talking point.
"Every year on our anniversary it reminds me of what happened, although we missed the floods ourselves it certainly had an impact on our friends and family."