You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Floods in the Cornmarket

September 1931 saw the worst floods in Derby for 50 years, but these were surpassed just months later when 36 hours of rain fell around 22 May 1932. The city centre was submerged as the water came halfway up the windows. At the height of the flood the depth of water reached 5 ft 8 in. in Rodney Yard, 5 ft 3 in. in Tiger Yard and 5 ft 1 in. at St James' Street corner. This view of the Cornmarket wa…