Commemorating Bristol’s Great Flood

Where to find talks and exhibitions commemorating Bristol’s Great Flood in July and August 2018.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Bristol’s Great Flood. On July 10th 1968 about two months of rainfall fell in less than two days.

Around 3000 properties were flooded and eight people died in Bristol and the surrounding areas.  

During July commemorative talks, a walk and a pop up exhibition will reflect on the:

  • impact of the flood
  • works to manage the flood risk faced by the city
  • effects of climate change
  • future plans to protect the city from the effects of flooding

Flood talks, walks and exhibitions

Talks on the Great Flood

Tuesday 10 July 2018
Time: 12.30 pm to 1.15 pm
Location: Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL

Wednesday 11 July 2018
Time: 5.30 pm to 6.15 pm
Location: Southville Centre, Beauley Rd, Bristol BS3 1QG

Commemorative walk and talk, Bedminster

Wednesday 11 July

Time: 1pm to 4.30pm

Walk along stretches of Pigeonhouse Stream and the River Malago, Bedminster.


Library exhibitions 

Pop-up exhibition in local libraries during July and August:

Commemorative events are also taking place in Keynsham and along the Chew Valley. For details visit their commemoration events page.