Church Street and Easthorpe 2007

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Shady Lane/Easthorpe looking eastwards

Shady Lane

Palace View/Church Street looking west

Hearty Goodfellow on Church Street looking westwards

From Easthorpe News (The Old Shop) looking westwards

The Bramley Apple pub

Beside Easthorpe News shop to nos. 23a/b-13 Easthorpe

Next to Easthorpe News to 13 to 23a/b Easthorpe

shady lane
shady lane

15-21 Easthorpe
15-21 Easthorpe

beside easthorpe news shop
beside easthorpe news shop

bramley pub
bramley pub

From Easthorpe news looking west
From Easthorpe news looking west

hearty
hearty

Palace View-Church Street looking west
Palace View-Church Street looking west

shady lane-easthorpe eastwards
shady lane-easthorpe eastwards

Easthorpe Prepared

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Residents on Easthorpe prepared following Met Office severe weather warning and Environment Agency flood alert received at lunch time.

22/08/2013 Residents on Easthorpe prepared by Katy Todd
22/08/2013 Residents on Easthorpe prepared by Katy Todd

Southwell in old Photographs

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The following is an extract from the book Southwell in old Photographs by Virginia Carpenter, referring to flooding in Southwell in 1922.

“Flooding in Southwell in 1922. Both Harvey’s Field, Easthorpe and Potwell Dyke were affected. August bank holiday in 1922 was marred by heavy rain; it commenced to rain on Sunday 7 August at night and continued unabated until midday on Tuesday. As a local newspaper sais: ‘Never in the history of the proverbial oldest inhabitant has there been such a torrential downpour of rain in Southwell as that of Sunday night and Monday morning. The fall measured over 3 inches – the previous record was 1 3/4 – and this represents nearly 3 tons to the acre. Many houses in the low-lying parts were flooded, furniture had to be taken upstairs and pigs and fowls brought into the house, while garden produce was washed away into the Greet. The Potwell Dyke became a raging torrent, rushing across the road at Park Street. Traffic from Nottingham to Southwell was held up; a motor car full of passengers tried to get through but water reached the engine and the car being pulled up in mid-stream the occupants had to get out and wade knee deep through the water. The Greet had by mid-afternoon on Monday overflowed its banks and all the farms in the neighbourhood were flooded. Cattle had to be rescued, sometimes under great difficulty, to avoid them being washed away. Scouts camping in the vicinity had a rough time and had to take refuge in local school rooms.”

08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs - Flooding
08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs – Flooding

08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs - Harvey's Field Flooding
08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs – Harvey’s Field Flooding

08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs - Potwell Dyke Flooding
08/1922 Southwell in Old Photographs – Potwell Dyke Flooding