Overflow of the Thames on Tuesday - Lambeth-Stairs, [London], 1850. '...the tide rose so extraordinarily high, as to overflow the banks of the river and inundate the various thoroughfares along either shore. So unexpected was the high tide, that no one had made any preparation to preserve their property, and the consequence was that mischief to an incalculable amount was done...the lower floors of the houses being full of water, whilst the residents were anxiously looking from the upper windows for the flood to recede....boats were employed as conveyances during the flood...It would be impossible to give a list of the whole of the premises injured, as scarcely a building on either side of the river escaped'. From "Illustrated London News", 1850.
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