In 1947, the weather brought some of the most severe floodings Essex had ever experienced. The roads of Manningtree were like rivers, and the muddy water, resulting from such wet weather, found its way into many of the local houses and public buildings. During the Siberian winter weather that gripped Essex in 1987, an ambulance carrying a pregnant mother to the hospital to give birth was caught in 4-foot snowdrifts near Manningtree. Emergency services could not reach the vehicle to clear a path, and baby Rachel was born there and then. Despite the extreme winter weather conditions, Mother and baby were fine.

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