A River Runs Through It

The other day, in the comments, in response to an enquiry about my well-being following the recent Hebden Bridge floods, I replied:

Thanks for your concern, but we live several hundred feet above Hebden Bridge, on the side of a very steep slope. If we ever flood, expect Noah to make a second-coming.

Erm... Is that a very big boat I see on the horizon?

Our house this afternoon:

(The house is fine, but I have never seen so much water on the lawn and in the drive before.)

I hate to think what it must have been like half a mile down the hill in Hebden Bridge.


BBC: Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge hit by flooding
Parts of West Yorkshire have been hit by flash flooding following a sudden downpour that lasted about 90 minutes. The canal at Hebden Bridge breached its banks flooding the town centre, West Yorkshire Police said...

Nearly a month's worth of rain, more than 40mm, fell in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd in three hours.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. For those affected, it must be terrible...but the struggle the newsreaders on the Home Service are having with the pronunciation of Todmorden and Mytholmroyd at least provides some light relief.

  2. Shame you didn't have an up to date picture for Cheryl Ladd.
    I expect nowadays she looks more like her dad's horse!

    I always look forward to your mixed sayings at the top of the page:
    One I use a lot is 'let's get the ball in gear'

  3. Amusingly (although I'm sure it wasn't for anyone concerned), the local nursery school was cut off during the flood, meaning that the kids' parents couldn't collect them. The name of the nursery only happens to be _The Ark_. (Although, judging by Tony's website, I guess he already knows that.)

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