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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 August 2007, 17:54 GMT 18:54 UK
Historians want flooding stories
Bewdley flood defences
Historians say they want an accurate account of July's flooding
Flooding victims are being asked to speak to historians so the events which damaged their homes can be recorded for the future.

Historians at Worcestershire County Council's record office said it was essential accounts from "ordinary" residents could be recorded.

They also urged anyone with pictures of the flooding to send them in.

The record office preserves 900 years of history, including details of past floods in 1899 and 1947.

More than 750 people were stranded in cars, caravans, houses and boats in Worcestershire, as the fire service described the night of Friday 20 July as the "worst in living memory".

Paul Hudson, of the record office, said: "The most recent floods have been a significant moment, and we know people in the future will want to know about it, just like they do about 1947 and other occasions."

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16 Aug 07 |  England

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