The scene at The Wicker on June 26, 2007
The scene at The Wicker on June 26, 2007

10 pictures to remind us how badly Sheffield has been flooded over the years

Sheffield has been hit by devastating floods over the years – everyone remembers the chaos that hit the city and other areas in June 2007.

Monday, 27th September 2021, 4:39 pm

Floods like the ones we saw in 2007 and 2009 claim lives and ruin homes and businesses, causing devastation that can affect victims for years afterwards.

However, the city’s major flooding disaster took place on the night of March 11, 1864 when Dale Dyke Dam broke, sending a wall of water through the Loxley and Don Valleys and on towards the city centre and as far as Rotherham. Around 240 people died and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

*There’s lots more stories and pictures of Sheffield’s history to be found on our Facebook page, Retro and memories - Sheffield Star.

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