THE GREAT FLOOD
It is worthy of a place in our records that the worst flood known for many years, some say 30 years, occurred on the last day of the century. The houses at the mill and some in Wickhamford were entirely surrounded by water, and a very great inconvenience was caused to the inhabitants in consequence. In some cases the houses were entirely inundated on the ground floor.
31st December 1900 was considered to be the last day of the century, rather than 31st December 1899.