The highest tidal levels in the last century were recorded on 13 December 1981 along the Somerset and Avon coastline. A high spring tide of 7.95m AOD (above Ordnance datum) was recorded at Bridgwater with a 1.45m surge. The predicted tide had been 6.5m AOD with a 0.38m surge. At Weston-super-Mare and Avonmouth, the predicted tides were 7.2m AOD. The actual tides recorded were 8.10m AOD at Weston-super-Mare and 8.83m AOD at Avonmouth, with a 1.7m surge. The tides combined with storm force westerly winds – gale force 8 to 10, up to 50 knots.
The children of years 5 and 6 at Uphill Community Primary School in Uphill village, Weston-super-Mare investigated the causes and effect of the 1981 flood in the village.
With help from Uphill Village Society the school has published a selection of articles and photographs from their project provides a memory of that devastating event.
Available at Uphill News or direct from the school at a cost of only £1.
Following the success of the 2017 calendar sales (over 200) the Village Society is now looking for photographs to showcase the village in the 2018 edition.
Possible photographs for inclusion should be sent in high resolution format to email@example.com.
The Great Uphill Scarecrow Festival returns for its tenth glorious year over the weekend of
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September.
This years theme “Telly Addicts” – your favourite character from television past and present. Any period, any genre.
TAKE PART – DESIGN, BUILD, DISPLAY