Last few days: Exhibition in Cleethorpes marking 60th anniversary of East Coast floods
The Grimsby Telegraph is staging an exhibition of photographs and old front pages to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1953 floods that devastated the Lincolnshire coast on the night of January 31.
From 5.30pm and throughout that night, the sea defences from Cleethorpes to Skegness began to crumble, as a great storm battered the coast.
Forty-three people died in Lincolnshire alone that night as the greatest natural disaster to hit the East Coast struck.
More than 6,000 were evacuated as a 68-mile stretch of coastline disappeared under water.
Of course, the Grimsby Telegraph was there to capture the disaster and the aftermath – the damage, the human interest stories, the heartache.
As well as a series of articles in the Telegraph, the exhibition at Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, which is running until March 4, includes 100 photographs and front pages, reminding readers of the tragic stories, such as the body of the six-month-old baby found buried in sand, to the tales of heroism and royal visits.
View a picture gallery of some of the images at www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk