This was taken from the house situated exactly opposite beach
In 1949 it was the home of the Misses Lascelles.
The Rocket House on Great Eye, seen here across the flooded marsh, survived
this flood. Great Eye became an island, and an army officer's wife
was marooned there, for quite a time.
In the picture below, members of the Cooke family can be seen rowing
supplies out to her. the picture is taken by her son Michael sitting
in the stern of the boat.
Relief Party Reaches
Across the floods, standing in isolation on Salthouse beach, completely
surrounded by water, was the old coastguard rocket house with its single
occupant, Mrs Fielden, the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel S. Fielden stationed
Walking across two miles of shingle bank,
out of which mines washed up by the heavy seas were showing, a party of troops
and 2nd Lieutenant G. Harding, from Weybourne camp acompanied by a reporter,
reached Mrs Fielden on wednesday. The troops brought bread milk, three pails
of water and candles.
"It was too wonderful to frighten
me!" Mrs Fielden said. When she awoke on Tuesday the sea was breaking over
the shingle banks and swirling into the marshes towards Salthouse. At times the
water washed very close to the house which stands on a high mound of earth. In
front of it a former military pill-box was washed away, and the high shingle
bank in front of it had disappeared
The 5 Cookes
Bob, Billy, Charlie,
Tom, and George
Below: The Cookes in the boat were all flooded
out themselves and had spent a rough night in an out-house before rowing
out to take provisions to Mrs Fielden: