Dramatic pictures show how Sheffield dealt with extreme floods more than 60 years ago

Sheffielders have always pulled together in times of crisis.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:20 am
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:41 am
The scenes on Heeley Bridge, London Road, in 1958
The scenes on Heeley Bridge, London Road, in 1958

Neighbours helped clear flooded streets last night as torrential rain caused the latest major flooding incident – with cars submerged, damage caused and transport chaos rife.

And it's a scene that is repeated in these retro images shared by city archive Picture Sheffield, from the floods in the city back in 1958.

Debris at John Figorski Ltd, and R. Morton and Co. Ltd, Little London Road, in 1958

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Residents dealing with the aftermath of flooding in 1958
Residents on Broadfield Road in 1958
How Clyde Road looked in 1958
A destroyed footbridge at Millhouses Park in 1958. The park also closed yesterday
A picture taken in 1958 of No.4 Court, Suffolk Road
Residents get out their sweeping brushes to clear the water at Heeley Bridge in 1958
The flood waters at Millhouses Park in 1958
A house damaged by rising rivers in 1958, on Yarborough Road