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Monday, 23 November 2009

News Clipping: Martinstown's sympathy for Cockermouth

Villagers in Martinstown have told of the ‘great flood’ that struck 54 years ago as residents of Cumbria face a similar plight.

They sent their sympathies to people in Cockermouth reeling from a level of rainfall that is thought only to occur once in 1,000 years.

Nearby Seathwaite recorded 314mm (12.3 inches) of rainfall in 24 hours last week – the heaviest ever recorded in Britain.

Read More: Dorset Echo Monday 23rd November 2009

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