Our dad, Ernie Heale, filmed this on Saturday 14th September 1968. Heavy rain over a period of 3 days caused flooding with some parts of Essex getting as much as 150mm of rain.
My brother says he remembers going with him to Tarpots on the Saturday to film the flood. The Bedford CA parked in the Tarpots Pub car park in the background was our dad’s.
In many ways Tarpots has not changed much. Notice the traffic lights, which have just been reinstalled. Also the cars look very different from now.