Talk on The Great Flood of 1607
Winterbourne Medieval Barn
2-4pm, The Cart Shed, Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE
Author, geographer and historian Mike Hall looks at the historical accounts and the surviving physical evidence for the Great Flood which swept up the South West coast and the River Severn in January 1607. It left a trail of devastation in its wake on both sides of the river, with flood marks on some churches recording the event.
But was it a storm surge or was it a tsunami? Come and hear Mike’s conclusions to this fascinating tale.
Tickets £5. Numbers strictly limited. Book online below.
n.b. The main part of the site is closed for major restoration work, but small scale community events will continue in the newly-refurbished Cart Shed and in the adjoining nature reserve throughout the year. The Trust hopes that the whole site will re-open in the spring/summer of 2020.