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Tribute held to mark one year anniversary of St Asaph floods

Published date: 27 November 2013 |
Published by: Dean Jones
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A TRIBUTE was held this morning to mark the one year anniversary of the devastating floods that hit St Asaph.

The memorial was held on the east side of the common at 7am at the exact moment the River Elwy burst its banks on November 27 last year.

Around 50 residents joined senior figures from the region in placing candles into the river as a mark of rememberence for Margaret Hughes, who lost her life when the floods hit, and to reflect on how the last 12 months has affected everybody in the community.

Mayor of St Asaph, Cllr John Roberts, said: “We had no idea how many people would attend, and given the weather conditions, everybody made a fantastic effort.

“It was very emotional for the people that were there, as I think it brought back a lot of memories for the people involved.”

He added: “I think the people appreciated the opportunity to come and remember the events of a year ago, and everyone conducted themselves very well.”

There will also be a service tonight at the Parish Church to commemorate the anniversary, which will begin at 7pm for those wishing to attend.

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