Torrential rain – flooding – another hidden gem

A 3 minute documentary about the drive from Hebden Bridge to Arvon, after the floods earlier in the year. The taxi driver a ‘hidden gem’  as taxi drivers so often are, listen to that lovely dialect. (Please press arrow in middle of film to watch it)

This dreadful weather made me think of the poor devils up there and in the West Country tonight.

The lady in a Hebden Bridge clothes/gift shop was still on ‘flood alert’ long after the TV crews had left the scene. Every evening she moved everything up to higher shelves.


The guy from the wine shop had had to abandon the cellar for his own safety. Some lost everything of course, but most were back on their feet in weeks, setting up their wares in church halls, pulling together, working as only close communities can.

I still don’t know how buying empty coffee tins at the Station for 60p each  can have much impact on flood relief, but bought some anyway. Today checked the web and found that people like The Rotary Club do goodly things in such circumstances.

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