York – A Flooded Cityadmin
York is famous for its floods. Whenever it happens, TV news channels cover the dramatic and destructive effects of the rivers Ouse and Foss as they spill into the streets and buildings.
According to York – A Rare Insight, unwise and reckless development by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and everyone that followed them right up to the 21st Century has meant that the streets and buildings of York have regularly been subject to flooding.
The Evelyn Collection, which is featured in this book, records many occasions when York and surrounding areas succumbed to rising waters. Here are some of the pictures:
To see hundreds more of these wonderful images of old York, order a copy of York – A Rare Insight today.