From the Maitland Mercury report:
Daniel Lewis took time out this week to visit Maitland’s High Street road bridge that looms large in his memory at this time of year.
That bridge was his “home” for 14 hectic days during the 1955 floods.
It was also “home” to about 200 other people who were trapped there.
As a 20-year-old volunteer for St John’s Ambulance, it was Mr Lewis’ first major mission.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 12, 2015.