Village History

Floods January 2003


After almost 50 years, the village flooded in December 2000 and again in January 2003. This shows the details of the floods from the 1st to 7th January 2003, when residents had to be evacuated to nearby hotels.

High Street East 2nd Jan 2003

This shows the extent of the flooding on the 2nd January, before the worst set in. All the bridges are covered and it looks remarkable similar to the floods in December 2000. The rest of these are arranged by date:



4th January

High Street lower end 4th Jan 2003
Looking South at the lower end of the High Street (click for higher resolution)
High Street Manor Farm 4th Jan 2003
Looking up the High Street at the lower end (click for higher resolution)

2nd January

High Street East 2nd Jan 2003 High Street West 2nd Jan 2003
Looking East up the High Street Looking West up the High Street
All High Street 2nd Jan 2003
Looking East along the High Street in more detail. Jessica, giving some scale in the center, is a very tall 10 year old!
High Street West 2nd Jan 2003
Looking West up the High Street in more detail from the same vantage point as that above.
The Limes 2nd Jan 2003 From Astor Mews 2nd Jan 2003
The Limes (aka "The Rapids") early on the 2nd: P/Cllr Steve Hitchcock wading over to check The High Street from Astor Mews

1st January

High Street East 1st Jan 2003 High Street West 1st Jan 2003
Looking East up the High Street Looking West up the High Street
High Street East Late 1st Jan 2003 High Street West Late 1st Jan 2003
Looking east later in the day Again, looking West later in the day

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