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High Tide - 1928 Thames flood level markers

Plaque: High Tide - 1928

Inscription

Extraordinary high tide
January 7th 1928 when 75 ft of this wall were demolished.
Leonard Collyer - Warden. 

We think the 75 ft of wall which collapsed were actually in Millbank which is not only a long way away but is on the other side of the river - so not part of "this wall" in any physical sense.

Site: Thames flood level markers (3 memorials)

SE10, High Bridge Wharf, Trinity Hospital

Reading left to right these plaques are:  Tide - 1874, Wall - 1817, Tide - 1928.   We think the organisation for which the Wardens worked is probably Trinity House.  The BBC has a good page about London floodings.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
High Tide - 1928

Information Subjects commemorated

50528

Thames flood wall

The Thames flood wall was erected probably in response to the "The Great Tham...

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52667

1928 flood

The Environment Agency gets the date wrong but we assume the rest is correct:...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
High Tide - 1928

Information Created by

50534

Leonard Collyer

Warden, presumably of a church.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
High Tide - 1928

Information Also at this site

52239

High Tide - 1874

Variable high tides March 30th 1874 Joseph Giles - Warden 

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52237

Wall - 1817

This wall was erected and the piles fixed Anno Domini 1817. William Smith - W...

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