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» IN THAMES VALLEY AND FEN COUNTRY. (London "Times' and Sydney ' Sun * Serrtew-I LONDON. January 5. Continued rain and a higlij spring tide hare caused a flooding of the npper reaches of the Thames. Cattle and pigs have been swepti away, and children are shut nut from flooded schools. The Eton ptayfields and Oxford Park are lakes. At Reading bakers c<nd grocers* are do. Ih-ering their goods at the upper windows. Lighthou*e-ke<?pors on the coast have been cut off from supplies for fire, weeks bv heavy weather. "The floods are the greatest known in the Thames valley for 20 years. Considerable damage has been done in the Fen country and in Somerset. Salisbury Cathedral is flooded. Access to the earrp on Salisbury Piain is impeded, and a. member of the Canadian force was drowned. Oxford is surrounded by water.

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FLOODS IN ENGLAND, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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FLOODS IN ENGLAND Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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