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Mimmshall Brook Flooding
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The following is a selection of images of the flooding of Mimmshall Brook that took place in the early hours of Monday October 30, 2000.   It followed weather conditions described as the worst to hit the south of England since the storms of 1987. All images -- except those taken by Paul Large -- were taken with a Fujifilm MX-2900 zoom digital camera courtesy of Fujifilm.  They have been heavily compressed to help reduce download time.

Residents of Warrengate Road set off to stay with relatives - couple.jpg (8681 bytes) Residents rally together to help neighbours trapped in their homes - evacuation.jpg (12334 bytes)

Residents of Warrengate Road set off to stay with relatives

Residents rally together to try to help neighbours trapped in their homes.  Warrengate Road is on the left, Mimmshall Brook on the right

Sandbags fail sto stop the water flooding the gardens and the ground floors - bungalow.jpg (10024 bytes) Some houses in Warrengate Road had  water six inches over the skirting boards - sandbags.jpg (9421 bytes)

Sandbags fail to stop the water flooding the gardens and the ground floors

Some houses in Warrengate Road had  water six inches over the skirting boards

The flood waters reach the top of the arches on Hawkshead bridge - bridge.jpg (9754 bytes) bridgebefore.jpg (9039 bytes)

The flood waters reach the top of the arches on Hawkshead bridge

Hawkshead bridge before the floods showing how much the water has risen

It was a stile leading to a footpath, now it leads to the edge of a massive lake - fields.jpg (8795 bytes) Some cars were unable to break through the floodwaters and turned back - carclose.jpg (12293 bytes)

It was a stile leading to a footpath, now it leads to the edge of a massive lake

Some cars were unable to break through the floodwaters and turned back

hawkshead.jpg (12000 bytes) It looks like a river but it is the west end of Bradmore Lane where it approaches Mimmshall Brook.  A fallen tree also blocks the road - flood.jpg (11960 bytes)

Hawkshead Lane approaching the bridge where Mimmshall Brook breaks its banks

It looks like a river but it is the west end of Bradmore Lane where it approaches Mimmshall Brook.  A fallen tree also blocks the road

Mimmshall Brook having breached its banks - brook.jpg (11057 bytes) Horses in the paddock next to Mimmshall Brook unable to reach their stables - horses.jpg (12855 bytes)
Mimmshall Brook having breached its banks Horses in the paddock next to Mimmshall Brook unable to reach their stables
Approaching Hawkshead Lane bridge from Swanland Road. - warrengate.jpg (9119 bytes) Close up of floodwaters on Warrengate Road. - lane.jpg (10381 bytes)
Approaching Hawkshead Lane bridge from Swanland Road.  Photograph by Paul Large of Falcon Media Close up of floodwaters on Warrengate Road.  Photograph by Paul Large of Falcon Media
North Mymms Park, cut off by flood water rising from Mimmshall Brook.  - parkgate.jpg (8473 bytes) The gates of North Mymms Park blocked by flood water.  - park.jpg (12856 bytes)
North Mymms Park, cut off by flood water rising from Mimmshall Brook.   Photograph by Paul Large of Falcon Media The gates of North Mymms Park blocked by flood water.  Photograph by Paul Large of Falcon Media

All images -- except those taken by Paul Large -- have been heavily compressed to help download and were taken with a Fujifilm MX-2900 zoom digital camera courtesy of Fujifilm.

October 30, 2000

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