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Flood Collection

"Flood: A Force of Nature Unleashed" In times of crisis, the power of a they are be both devastating and awe-inspiring

Background imageFlood Collection: The Rhine Maidens obtain possession of the ring and bear it off in triumph, 1924

The Rhine Maidens obtain possession of the ring and bear it off in triumph, 1924. Illustration from Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods

Background imageFlood Collection: WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division

WW2 poster, activities of 52 (Lowland) Division
Screen-print poster, published circa 1950, showing the activities of the 52nd Lowland Division during the Second World War, with a map of Northern Europe, and unit badges along the top and bottom

Background imageFlood Collection: Newcastle Bridge - Old

Newcastle Bridge - Old
The bridge over the Tyne at Newcastle, with buildings on it, destroyed by flood in 1771

Background imageFlood Collection: Waterloo Battle 1815

Waterloo Battle 1815
The Battle in full flood

Background imageFlood Collection: If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?

If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do?
Text with map of London, showing Flood Risk Area, and underground and railway lines. If London flooded tomorrow, what would you do

Background imageFlood Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageFlood Collection: Phra Mae Thorani twists her long hair and torrents of water create a flood

Phra Mae Thorani twists her long hair and torrents of water create a flood, Wat Phra Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageFlood Collection: Flooding in Felixstowe EAW048298

Flooding in Felixstowe EAW048298
Flooding around Langer Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in February 1953

Background imageFlood Collection: A Flood at Staines

A Flood at Staines
Flood water from the river Thames at Staines in Surrey, threatens the premises of Ws Biffen Boat Builder and the gasometer, one of the largest in the world

Background imageFlood Collection: Flooded street CC73_00433

Flooded street CC73_00433
Lake Street, New Hinksey, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Looking down the street during a flood with people standing outside their houses and two carts making their way down the road

Background imageFlood Collection: HICKS: NOAHs ARK, 1846

HICKS: NOAHs ARK, 1846
Oil on canvas by Edward Hicks, 1846

Background imageFlood Collection: On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland

On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland
Artist: Surtees, John - Title: On the Dockart, Killin, Perthshire, Scotland - Date: 1887 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 50.8 x 40.6

Background imageFlood Collection: Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910

Old Mill at Sidlesham, surrounded by floods. 1910
Photographic Collection, West Sussex Record Office, Ref. PH 15862

Background imageFlood Collection: SOUTH CAROLINA: HURRICANE. A hurricane on the coast of Charleston, South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA: HURRICANE. A hurricane on the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, near the Hotel Fort Sumter. Photograph, mid 20th century

Background imageFlood Collection: Frinton-on-Sea, Essex - The Church

Frinton-on-Sea, Essex - The Church of St Mary the Virgin, once recorded as the smallest parish church in England Date: circa 1910

Background imageFlood Collection: Flood barrier, Netherlands

Flood barrier, Netherlands
Flood barrier in Zeeland, Netherlands. This is part of the Deltaworks, which consists of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers

Background imageFlood Collection: Flood at Johnstown / USA

Flood at Johnstown / USA
A mother watches helplessly as her husband and young duaghter are swept away by the raging waters of a flood that hit Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Background imageFlood Collection: Arche de Noe - Noahs Ark, Anonymous. Tempera on panel, size : 108x52

Arche de Noe - Noahs Ark, Anonymous. Tempera on panel, size : 108x52
FIA5405921 Arche de Noe - Noahs Ark, Anonymous. Tempera on panel, size : 108x52, End of 13th cen. Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao by Unknown Artist, (13th century); Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao

Background imageFlood Collection: Ohio River in flood, Louisville, Kentucky

Ohio River in flood, Louisville, Kentucky. Date 1936 Mar

Background imageFlood Collection: Rome / Colosseum 1827

Rome / Colosseum 1827
The four-storey structure had a moveable canopy, a safety net to protect the audience, a network of underground tunnels, and floors that could flood for mock sea battles!

Background imageFlood Collection: Giant Makes the Wrekin

Giant Makes the Wrekin
A giant intends to dam the Seven & flood Shrewsbury, but a cobbler persuades the giant that it is a very long way, so the giant gives up & dumps his load creating the Wrekin

Background imageFlood Collection: NOAHs ARK. The tops of the mountains appear. Wood engraving, 19th century

NOAHs ARK. The tops of the mountains appear. Wood engraving, 19th century

Background imageFlood Collection: Lincoln Cathedral at night in Lincoln UK

Lincoln Cathedral at night in Lincoln UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageFlood Collection: Spokane River in major flood, Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington State

Spokane River in major flood, Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington State, United States of America, North America

Background imageFlood Collection: Vintage 19th century photograph: J. C. Flood residence, Menlo Park, California

Vintage 19th century photograph: J. C. Flood residence, Menlo Park, California
Vintage 19th century photograph: J.C. Flood residence, Menlo Park, California

Background imageFlood Collection: MAIL COACH IN FLOOD

MAIL COACH IN FLOOD
A mail coach in a flood. Date: circa 1835

Background imageFlood Collection: Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). The Four Seasons. Winter or The

Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). The Four Seasons. Winter or The
Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665). French painter. The Four Seasons.Winter or The Flood.1660-1664. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageFlood Collection: Sheffield Flood, Ruins at Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Cleakum Inn / Malin Bridge Inn

Sheffield Flood, Ruins at Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, Cleakum Inn / Malin Bridge Inn, in background, , 1864
Taken from Sheffield Inundation, 1864, Ref. 942.74 SQ

Background imageFlood Collection: Sheffield Flood, Blue Ball Inn and destroyed houses, Bradfield Road, Hillsborough, , 1864

Sheffield Flood, Blue Ball Inn and destroyed houses, Bradfield Road, Hillsborough, , 1864
Taken from Sheffield Inundation, 1864, Ref. 942.74 SQ

Background imageFlood Collection: w00435

w00435
Sheffield Flood 1864, w00435

Background imageFlood Collection: Proposal for a Thames Barrage, Gravesend, 1904

Proposal for a Thames Barrage, Gravesend, 1904
Illustration showing a proposal for a barrage of dams and locks, across the River Thames, from Gravesend to Tilbury, 1904. This proposal was suggested by T.W. Barber and J

Background imageFlood Collection: Vengeance of Poseidon

Vengeance of Poseidon
When Laomedon doesn t settle his bill for helping to build Troy, Poseidon devastates the city with a flood, and forces Laomedon to sacrifice his daughter to a sea monster

Background imageFlood Collection: Manchester Schoolboys waiting for the next bus on the flooded Kingsway Road in Burnage

Manchester Schoolboys waiting for the next bus on the flooded Kingsway Road in Burnage, Manchester. 16th July 1973

Background imageFlood Collection: The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. Artist: W Heath Robinson

The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. Artist: W Heath Robinson
The Nile Flood Had Retired, c1930. An illustration from The Marsh Kings Daughter by Hans Christian Andersen. From Hans Andersens Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen

Background imageFlood Collection: The Flood - Millholme Shed, Embsay, Yorkshire

The Flood - Millholme Shed, Embsay, Yorkshire
The Flood - Millholme Shed, Embsay, Skipton, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1908

Background imageFlood Collection: WALES: FLOOD, 1607. Woodcut from the title page of Lamentable newes out of Monmouthshire in Wales

WALES: FLOOD, 1607. Woodcut from the title page of Lamentable newes out of Monmouthshire in Wales, an English news-book of 1607

Background imageFlood Collection: Bus Splash

Bus Splash
26th April 1934: A London bus splashes along flooded Shooters Hill Road in Blackheath following heavy rain. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageFlood Collection: JOHNSTOWN FLOOD, 1889. The broken dam at South Fork Lake. Engraving, 1889

JOHNSTOWN FLOOD, 1889. The broken dam at South Fork Lake. Engraving, 1889

Background imageFlood Collection: Flooded streets in Sidcup, Kent. Double dekker bus plows through the water

Flooded streets in Sidcup, Kent. Double dekker bus plows through the water. 1937

Background imageFlood Collection: Detail of an Indian Mughal painting, c1590, depicting Noahs Ark threatened

Detail of an Indian Mughal painting, c1590, depicting Noahs Ark threatened, according to Muslim tradition, by Iblis
MUGHAL: NOAHs ARK. Detail of an Indian Mughal painting, c1590, depicting Noahs Ark threatened, according to Muslim tradition, by Iblis, the devil, who was thrown overboard by Noahs sons

Background imageFlood Collection: If London were Venice, Piccadilly Circus

If London were Venice, Piccadilly Circus. A view of London if its streets were canals. c. 1900s

Background imageFlood Collection: White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) winter with river flooding, Kuusa, Laukaa

White-throated dipper (Cinclus cinclus) winter with river flooding, Kuusa, Laukaa, Keski-Suomi, Lansi- ja Sisa-Suomi / Central and Western Finland, Finland. January

Background imageFlood Collection: Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Lancashire

Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Lancashire
Gas Street in Flood, Stalybridge, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England. Date: 1906

Background imageFlood Collection: Interior of The restaurant Brunel at night. Tables with glasses, knives, ofrks, glasses

Interior of The restaurant Brunel at night. Tables with glasses, knives, ofrks, glasses. Candles. Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence, Alpes Cote d Azur, France, Europe

Background imageFlood Collection: Tewkesbury Abbey inundated by unprecedented flooding of the Rivers Severn

Tewkesbury Abbey inundated by unprecedented flooding of the Rivers Severn and Avon July 2007 Gloucestershire UK
MAB-735 Tewkesbury Abbey inundated by unprecedented flooding of the Rivers Severn and Avon July 2007 Gloucestershire UK Mark Boulton Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageFlood Collection: Shepperton Flood 1929

Shepperton Flood 1929
Three men wading through the River Thames, towing a boat loaded with a crate containing a large sow, part of the animal farm belonging to Mrs. Brown of Shepperton, England

Background imageFlood Collection: It is coming, Maggie! Tom said, in a deep hoarse voice, loosing the oars and clasping her

It is coming, Maggie! Tom said, in a deep hoarse voice, loosing the oars and clasping her (engraving)
725508 It is coming, Maggie! Tom said, in a deep hoarse voice, loosing the oars and clasping her (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: It is coming, Maggie)

Background imageFlood Collection: Carrowmore Lake, Co Mayo, Ireland; Cattle At The Edge Of A Lake

Carrowmore Lake, Co Mayo, Ireland; Cattle At The Edge Of A Lake



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"Flood: A Force of Nature Unleashed" In times of crisis, the power of a they are be both devastating and awe-inspiring. Just like the iconic WW2 poster that urged citizens to "Keep Calm and Carry On, " the activities of the 52 (Lowland) Division during wartime exemplified resilience in the face of adversity. As we gaze upon the old Newcastle Bridge, we are reminded of how floods have shaped history. From Waterloo Battle in 1815 to Phra Mae Thorani's mythical twist of her long hair, releasing torrents that created a catastrophic flood - these events showcase nature's unstoppable force. The image capturing flooding in Felixstowe serves as a stark reminder that even modern society is not immune to its wrath. It prompts us to reflect on Noah's Ark, depicted anonymously in tempera on panel; an enduring symbol representing humanity's quest for survival amidst chaos. Contemplating what we would do if London flooded tomorrow forces us to confront our own vulnerability. Would we rise above it like Hicks' portrayal of Noah's Ark from 1846? Or would we rely on innovative solutions such as flood barriers seen in the Netherlands? From picturesque scenes along Scotland's Dockart River or at Sidlesham's Old Mill surrounded by floods dating back to 1910, one thing becomes clear - floods have been part of our existence since time immemorial. They shape landscapes and test human ingenuity. So let us learn from history and embrace preparedness. Whether it be through improved infrastructure or community initiatives, together we can mitigate future catastrophes caused by this formidable force known as a flood. Remember, just like water finding its way through streets captured in CC73_00433 photograph or flowing under Killin’s Dockart bridge – adaptability is key when facing nature’s relentless might. Let us strive for balance between harnessing water for our needs while respecting its immense power.