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Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 - Bradfield Breach From the Inside - M-1500

Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 - Bradfield Breach From the Inside -

The Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 claimed the lives of 240 people and left more than 5,000 homes and businesses under water when a poorly-constructed dam collapsed.

The forgotten flood that deluged a city

The Great Sheffield Flood of 1864 claimed the lives of 240 people and left more than homes and businesses under water when a poorly-constructed dam collapsed.

March 11, 1964:  In England the Great Sheffield Flood occured after the Dale Dyke Dam failed.    Great Sheffield Flood - Great Sheffield Flood - Wikipedia

March In England the Great Sheffield Flood occured after the Dale Dyke Dam failed.

Aftermath of the Great Sheffield Flood. 11 March 1864.

Aftermath of the Great Sheffield Flood.

On this day in 1864 the Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield broke, causing one of the largest floods in English history. 650 million gallons of water swept down Loxley Valley and through areas of Sheffield. The flood destroyed 800 houses and killed around 293 people, thus making it the largest man-made disaster to befall England, and one of the deadliest floods in history.

On this day in 1864 the Dale Dyke Dam in Sheffield broke, causing one of the largest floods in English history. 650 million gallons of water swept down Loxley Valley and through areas of Sheffield. The flood destroyed 800 houses and killed around 293 people, thus making it the largest man-made disaster to befall England, and one of the deadliest floods in history.

The Great Sheffield Flood was a flood that devastated parts of Sheffield, England, on 11 March 1864, when the Dale Dyke Dam broke as its reservoir was being filled for the first time. Two hundred and thirty-eight people died and more than 600 houses were damaged or destroyed by the flood. The immediate cause was a crack in the embankment, but the source of the crack was never determined.

1864 The dam broke flooding down Loxley to Sheffield killing over 200 people.

This day in 1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240 in the Great Sheffield Flood.

This day in 1864 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240 in the Great Sheffield Flood.

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