We have had such strange weather for the last month – warm and very wet, it seems that it hasn’t stopped raining for weeks. All the rivers seem full of water, and there have been devastating floods in the Lake District.

I woke a few times in the night to hear heavy rain again, this morning it was still raining heavily so we went for a short walk to see what the river near us looked like.

We have never seen the river so high. Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge were both flooded.

This is what Sowerby Bridge looked like





and the reservoir






All the roads were blocked in to Hebden Bridge but here are some photos from the internet

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My quilts were on display at The Quilt Cabin in Hebden Bridge – when the water subsided a bit, Rob was able to get into the shop to salvage a few things – it appears that most of my quilts seem to be ok, but one that was displayed at a lower level will be completely ruined, although this is upsetting for me, it is nothing compared to what it is like for Elaine who says that most of the fabric is ruined and so is her long arm quilt machine, and can’t be compared to the ¬†people who have had their homes flooded.

This afternoon I had to go to Oldham, it is many years since I have been there, so decided to have a look at the Brain Clarke installation in the Spindles Shopping centre











2 thoughts on “Flooding

  1. Great photos as usual Gillian, but totally heart wrenching for those of us who know or have family in the area. Hope you and yours are OK. So sorry for Elaine, but hopefully her stock and machinery are replaceable (eventually, if my experience of insurance companies are anything to go by). As you say, much harder on those losing homes and personal items. The rain is set to continue so all the very best. I would imagine that you are fairly vulnerable where you are. Keep dry and keep the dingy handy!

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