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Dr William Robert Higgins, Louth’s doctor hero

Dr William Robert Higgins, Louth’s doctor hero

Dr Higgins was one of the outstanding heroes of the Louth Flood on Saturday 29 May 1920

Epidemics in Louth, and the Saturday Pits

Epidemics in Louth, and the Saturday Pits

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a look at historical epidemics in Louth

Account of the Louth Flood by Helen Sharpe, a pupil teacher

Account of the Louth Flood by Helen Sharpe, a pupil teacher

From their vantage point at Louth Railway Station Helen and her mother witnessed a wall of water nearly six feet high moving through the town and demolishing houses

Bobby Winton’s account of the Louth Flood of 1920

Bobby Winton’s account of the Louth Flood of 1920

A total of 23 people were drowned that day, including Bobby’s 15-year-old cousin Maggie

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