Camden Haven Historical Society seeks photos as record of March 2021 flood

Under water: Brigadoon Holiday Park was hard hit in the flood. Photo: Ken Pate
Under water: Brigadoon Holiday Park was hard hit in the flood. Photo: Ken Pate

The Camden Haven Historical Society is calling for photographs of the March flood.

The Camden Haven River exceeded the 1978 flood record, and in the process, inundated homes and businesses across the region, cut off roads and prompted widespread evacuations.

The historical society fears photos of the 2021 flood will be lost as printed photos go by the wayside.

Residents with digital photos of the flood can simply save the images on a memory stick and share them with the Camden Haven Historical Museum.

Each photograph, named to show where is was taken, should preferably be at least one megabyte in size.

The images will be added to the historical society's records.

Camden Haven Historical Society president Phillip Bowman said the group had photographs from floods in 1929 and 1963, for example, but had only received about 12 to 18 images of the March 2021 flood.

"People still take photos and even though people feel they may be insignificant now, at a later date, they will be very significant," he said.

Even the background of photographs can provide valuable information in years to come.

The Camden Haven Historical Society will hold the photographs for the community.

Community members can bring in the photos saved on memory sticks to the Camden Haven Historical Museum in the Laurieton School of Arts building at 58 Bold Street between 10am and 2pm from Mondays to Saturdays.

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