Floods disaster recalled in exhibition at museum

DONCASTER residents are today being reminded of the 2007 floods nightmare at a new exhibition at the borough's museum on Chequer Road.

The Voices of the Floods exhibition opened today to look back on the floods, the widespread damage and disruption they caused, and the effect they had on Doncaster's residents

The exhibition will document the events through photos, poems and other items contributed by affected communities. It will also take a look at the history of flooding in Doncaster and how communities responded to the flooding. During the exhibition visitors will be able to record their experiences and their own personal story. On closing, the exhibition will form part of the Doncaster historical archives.

Doncaster Council managing director Paul Hart said: "The flooding in Spring 2007 caused massive disruption to many residents, with many needing to evacuate their homes. What got us through what was Doncaster's worst natural disaster in 60 years was the way in which we pulled together."

The exhibition runs from today until September 13.

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