Gloria lost her grandparents during the 1953 floods in Felixsstowe. They lived in a bungalow in St Edmunds Road on the corner of Langer Road. This building was below sea level. This elderly couple held on to the picture rail in their bedrooms, whilst standing on a bed, until the sea took their lives.
Gloria recalls this event with graphic clarity, even though she was 9 years when this happened 65 years ago.