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Dearne Valley Flooding

January 1938

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Monday 17 January 1938

Dearne Valley Flooding

Many acres pasture land were submerged by floods In the Dearne Valley district this week-end.

In spite the widening process carried out during the last 12 months, the River Dearne again overflowed its banks near Bolton-on-Dearne, and the floods spread like a series lakes across the Dearne Valley as far Conisborough.

Saturday‚Äôs gale caused ‘bus services between Doncaster and Goldthorpe, and Doncaster and Mexborough to be dislocated for three hours, when the wind uprooted a tree which fell across the road near Barnborough.

On the Doncaster to Barnsley Road at Marrwood, broken tree branches caused considerable damage to telephone wires, and the Goldthorpe Exchange report many ‘phone lines out order.