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The Aftermath

The Devastating floods of November 2009, cut the town of Workington in two, after the bridges across the River Derwent that connect the town were either destroyed or damaged and rendered unusable. This week saw installation of a temporary footbridge by the Third Armoured Engineers Squadron. The Bridge named Barker crossing, after PC Bill Barker […]

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm by ashley · Permalink · One Comment
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Cumbria Floods

On Thursday 19th November 2009, over 31 cm of rain fell in 24 hours on the Cumbrian mountains, the single largest daily rainfall total in the British Isles since records began. It caused unprecedented flooding, with Cockermouth and Workington being particularly badly hit. On the Thursday I spent the whole day with Langdale/Ambleside Mountain rescue […]

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 2:43 pm by ashley · Permalink · Comments Closed
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