The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster
5 August 2020 until the end of the 2020 season
The 29th of May 2020 marked 100 years since the Louth Flood Disaster. On that fateful day a "cloud-burst" at tea-time on a Saturday afternoon resulted in a severe flash flood which claimed the lives of 23 local people (including 6 children) making over 800 people homeless and causing widespread devastation in the town.
Louth Museum, St James' Church, Louth Town Council and Spout Yard were all planning to mark the Centenary of this sad event in Louth's history with special exhibitions and events.
Louth Museum also has a permanent interactive flood display in its Mezzanine Gallery, and is holding a special exhibition focusing on how the flood happened and the personal impact on the families involved. This exhibition will run from August 2020 until the end of the season.