Nottingham Road

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Entrancewithoutflooding
Entrancewithoutflooding

Minster School
Soon after the flooding started on 23rd July2013

2019Front of School
2019Front of School

2019NottRoadSchoolFrontLawn
2019NottRoadSchoolFrontLawn

2019NottsRoadFromNew MinsterSchool
2019NottsRoadFromNew MinsterSchool

2021FrontofSchool
2021FrontofSchool

2022FrontofSchool
2022FrontofSchool

2023AllCulvertsOverwhelmed
2023AllCulvertsOverwhelmed

2023CarSwamped
2023CarSwamped

2024Can't tell where dyke is
2024Can’t tell where dyke is

2030SchoolEntrance in deep water
2030SchoolEntrance in deep water

2031SchoolEntranceSubmerged
2031SchoolEntranceSubmerged

2036SchoolCulvertsNotCapable
2036SchoolCulvertsNotCapable

Entrancewithoutflooding
Entrancewithoutflooding

23/07/2013 Nottingham Road Outside Leisure Centre by Peter Somerville
23/07/2013 Nottingham Road Outside Leisure Centre by Peter Somerville

Nottingham Road
Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road
Nottingham Road

Nottingham Road looking south
Nottingham Road looking south

Nottingham Road looking south
Nottingham Road looking south

Nottingham Road looking east
Nottingham Road looking east

Nottingham Road looking south
Nottingham Road looking south

Halloughton Road

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23/07/2013 @ 19:30 Potwell Dyke from the back window of the Old Tannery Yard just past the Trinity Church downstream from Hallaughton Road

23/07/2013 Halloughton Road by Peter Somerville
23/07/2013 Halloughton Road by Peter Somerville

23/07/2013 Halloughton Road Damage by Peter Cartwright
23/07/2013 Halloughton Road Damage by Peter Cartwright

Halloughton Road from garden of No. 16
Halloughton Road from garden of No. 16

Halloughton Road back garden
Halloughton Road back garden

Halloughton Road looking towards Westgate
Halloughton Road looking towards Westgate

Caroline Chadwick 23.7.13 @ 19.43
Halloughton Close/Halloughton Road junction at 19.43

19.28 Halloughton Road
19.28 Halloughton Road

Caroline  Chadwick
Halloughton Close 19.43

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