These ladies are still having a giggle while trying to get their shopping and pushchair through the water.

13 photos from this time in 1973 when Mansfield was hit by severe floods

The sun might be shining at the moment, but in July 1973 the outlook was very different as Mansfield was hit by severe flooding as these photos show.

Take a look at these incredible shots of Mansfield underwater taken during the floods in 1973. Did the floods affect you? Can you remember where you were? If you have any snaps from the floods or any retro photos which you think our readers would like to see, send them to: newsdesk@chad.co.uk.

Children having fun playing in the floodwater.
Children having fun playing in the floodwater.
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These ladies are hard at work mopping up the water but they are still smiling.
These ladies are hard at work mopping up the water but they are still smiling.
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These two gents are having a chat knee-deep in water.
These two gents are having a chat knee-deep in water.
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Children making the most of the rain while others watch on trying to keep dry.
Children making the most of the rain while others watch on trying to keep dry.
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