On this day: the Great Sheffield Flood

Great_Sheffield_FloodPhotograph of the Old Dale Dyke reservoir embankment, shortly following its collapse in March 1864.

The dam in 1864, shortly after the disaster. X

On the 11th of March, 1864 a dam near Sheffield, England burst its reservoir and caused a flood that killed 244 people. Additionally, more than 600 houses sustained damage or were destroyed.

The Dale Dyke Dam, where the disaster occurred, was rebuilt in 1875.

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