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The Day the Rains Came

by Webmaster - 16:29 on 11 January 2007

The night of January 10th and the heavens opened. Some 30mm of rain fell in a very short period of time and that along with some fairly strong wind brought down one tree which landed in the stream along Dukes Lane as can be seen in the video below. This was a big tree but luckily Graham Lond-Caulk was on hand with his JCB and he generously pulled it out. Both his son Robert and Darren Cook were on hand to assist. The stream luckily was not blocked by the tree otherwise the damage would have been far worse but a number of properties notably along The Street did suffer some flooding. Also flooded was the road just outside the school - quite deep at one point but passable just. The car park behind the village hall was also flooded and the water could be seen running under the building through the air bricks at the back and out through the air bricks at the front – again pictures of this can be seen below.

If you have any more pictures of the flooding or the storm damage do please send them in. Click here to open an email and attach your photo.

The following pictures are from Kevin and Teresa Pell at The Old Bakery.  They add the following comment: The pictures show the height of the flood water in the stream and the water damage caused to our changing rooms and store room, fortunately the water did not reach our Judo and Ju-Jitsu training hall (another two inches would have been another story) We would like to thank our neighbours from down Dukes Lane for their help and the loan of an industrial carpet cleaning machine which helped to suck up the last of the flood water.



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