Monday 30th April – 7.30pm at Histon Baptist Church
The Fenland Floods of 1947 – by Mike Petty
During many decades of writing about and researching our local history, Mike has been able to speak to many people with first-hand recollections of the 1947 floods and has many of the official photographs taken at the time. He will give us an unrivalled and virtually first-hand account of the events of that disastrous period, with the personal stories of some of the people caught up in it.
Mike Petty has been the most widely acknowledged authority on Cambridge and the fenland for nearly 50 years. He has published numerous books, pamphlets & articles, and had a daily ‘Looking Back’ column and weekly ‘Memories’ page in the Cambridge News for 30 years. As former Librarian of the Cambridgeshire Collection he has unique knowledge of Cambridgeshire and its history and is President of Cambridgeshire Association for Local History