In 1947 the continuous rain soaked the downland chalk through like a sponge which when soaked full drained out the vast volumes of water. Springs emerged where there were none before and soon the High Street and Newbury Street became a great river of water cascading through the village on its way along the valley.
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1947 Flood in Lambourn: The High Street
1947 Flood in Lambourn: Oxford Street
1947 Flood in Lambourn: The Market Square
1947 Flood in Lambourn: The George under water
Lambourn Floods - Market Square / Newbury Street
Lambourn Floods - Newbury Street