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GEOG: England: Oxfordshire: "FLOODS 1947" (1)
Location
England, Oxfordshire, Oxford
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Resource ID
52483

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carpet boarshill,

1 years ago

(1) Another aerial photo of Oxford affected by the floods of 1947. (See also HEIR 52484 and 52485.) (2) If makes sense if you flip it left <> right. (3) We area looking from the centre of Oxford southwards: the railway is on the far right, with the junction for Cowley (and in those days Thame) at the top of the photo branching off left . The three arches of the railway bridge over the Thames are still there (though the railway now runs only to the BMW works). The flooded Thames is at the left, with Iffley Lock at the top. Abingdon Road is at the right, though with no bypasses yet built it swings right to cross the railway at Redbridge. The settlement at the top right of the photo is Kennington.

carpet boarshill,

1 years ago

One puzzling feature is the rather high and thin arched bridge over the river where Donnington (road) bridge now is. This turns out to be a footbridge linking Abingdon Road and Iffley Road. It was built in 1937 to replace a ferry, and was removed in 1962 when Donnington bridge was built.

carpet HEIRteam,

1 years ago

Thank you for this information, particularly that about the old Donnington Road Bridge. We have flipped the image in the HEIR database and added your comments to the image notes.

carpet HEIRteam,

1 years ago

Thank you for this information, particularly that about the old Donnington Road Bridge. We have flipped the image in the HEIR database and added your comments to the image notes.

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