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Oxford, St Thomas' Street looking west. Brewery gate at the near left side. Much changed - would merit rephotographing. What was the date of this appalling flood? It is (almost) impossible to imagine the river rising so high nowadays.
This flood occurred in 1894.
Per Sue Bird of the Radcliffe Science Library: "A version of this image is available on p. 76 of 'The changing faces of St Ebbe's and St Thomas : book one' by Carole Newbigging; Robert Boyd Publications, 1997, ISBN: 1899536175"
Many thanks to Sue Bird and the Heirteam for mentioning Carole Newbigging's book. (This "Changing Faces of ... [areas of Oxford/shire]" series is an excellent photographic resource and can be borrowed from Oxfordshire County Libraries.) Carole's book identifies the flooded street running off left (south) as the Hamel. This entrance to the Hamel is now closed off by new buildings, leaving only a pedestrian walkway at this point. Much more detail and old photos in Carole's book.
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Oxford's Gas Street may have disappeared without trace -- but it can still be found in 'The Changing Faces of St Ebbe's and St Thomas : Book One' by Carole Newbigging (mentioned by Sue Bird and the Heir team in their comments to HEIR 51931 - Oxford, St Thomas' Street). Gas Street is shown on the map on page 8, and can be located on the aerial photograph taken in the 1930s on pages 28-29.
Thank you for this additional information.
We have added the comments about Gas Street, Oxford, to the image notes of picture 51935, which shows Gas Street, in the HEIR database.