The Great Sea Floods of 1953
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192 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

16 colour and 5 b/w illus.

Series: Suffolk Records Society

Series Vol. Number: 67

Imprint: Suffolk Records Society

The Great Sea Floods of 1953

The Records of P.J.O. (John) Trist

Edited by Denise Parkinson

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John Trist, "Mr. Agriculture" to Suffolk's farming community, was a crucial figure after the East Coast Sea Flood, orchestrating agricultural land recovery. His dedication earned him an OBE. Presented here for the first time, transcriptions of Trist's own story, diary, and notes for an official report that was never made public, are enhanced by sixteen meticulous maps. Join Trist on a turbulent aerial survey of lost landscapes, touring flooded farms on Suffolk coastal, river marshes. Read how wildlife, crops, livestock suffered in the North Sea assault, and farmers mobilised workers in a 'battle of the breaches', alongside river board engineers. Delve into statistics and recovery policies to learn how farming was rescued and revived, amid fears for post-war national food security. Trist's heartfelt writing, astute observations and reflections, on this historically significant event reveal resilience and raise questions about governmental and personal responsibilities in climate crises.
INTRODUCTION
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THE GREAT SEA FLOODS OF 1953
RECORDS IN THE HISTORY OF THE SUFFOLK COASTLINE
SEA FLOODS DIARY OF OBSERVATIONS
SEA FLOODS 1953 - REPORT
MAPS OF SUFFOLK COASTAL LANDS ANNOTATED BY P.J.O. TRIST

Appendix: Comparable losses to agriculture in adjacent counties
Bibliography
Index of people and places
Index of subjects

Denise has an MA History from the University of Suffolk and works as an archivist at Suffolk Archives, county record office. Her research interest is 20th-century British history, particularly the effect of global processes on rural and coastal parts of East Anglia, especially within her home county of Suffolk. She's been a guest speaker on BBC radio and presented at the University of Suffolk's environment conference, exploring the 1953 sea floods through the papers and maps of P.J.O. Trist.

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Title Details

192 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

16 colour and 5 b/w illus.

Series: Suffolk Records Society

Series Vol. Number: 67

Imprint: Suffolk Records Society