Original engraving & info below from The Illustrated London News January 16th 1869. This image has been cleaned to remove bleed thru text. The original image can be purchased by searching for FD7E8H: THE LATE FLOODS The extraordinary quantity of rain that has fallen in most parts of England during the last three weeks has caused the overflow of many rivers and the flooding of extensive tracts of land.... ...The waters also rose considerably at Windsor and Eton where the scene was indeed remarkable as viewed from the north and east terraces of Windsor Castle. For several miles the natural course of the river and its windings were lost in a succession of inland lakes. Between Maidenhead and Staines thousands of acres of meadow and pasture land were inundated, the ditches, watercourses and rivulets being filled to overflowing. At Eton College portions of the playing fields were under water, the Brocas on the west side of the town, where the spectators assemble on June 4th to see the regatta was likewise partly submerged The south meadow, well known as the site upon which are celebrated the annual college athletic sports, formed the bottom of a fine sheet of water. In fact the town and college of Eton appeared to be situated upon a peninsula, so much water was lying west and east of the town. Upon the south shore of the river the swollen Thames had invaded the royal demesne, much of the Home Park facing the north and east terraces of the castle being under water.