This view of the flooded High Street is from the album of '50s photos at Ye Olde George.
White House and Parson's shop in flood
Flooding in the High Street, 17th November 1957.
Looking east past the road outside the George Inn, Barnards and Old Bell Cottage on the right.
A group of people standing on the step of the New Inn with flood wate, Collection at ye Olde George.
Bell Cottage & Barnards flooded 1953. Collection of '50s photos at Ye Olde George.
Man in flooded high street. From collection at Ye Olde George.
Flood across bridge and beamed cottages, possibly car park at New Inn. Collection of '50s photos at Ye Olde George.
Bridge flooded outside New Inn. Collection of '50s photos at Ye Olde George.
George (last thatcher in East Meon) & Jean Samways outside Frogmore Cottage
Flooding continued, particularly in Frogmore, into the new millennium.
Frogmore possibly in the 1970s, showing parking problem.
Until the 1950s, flooding was frequent in the High Street and Church Street, caused by a combination of the natural geology of the river and manmade obstacles including narrow arches in the bridge outside the George Inn and the right-angled bend at the southern end of The Cross. Engineering works remedied the worst flooding but there have been occasional incidents since then, including in Frogmore.