Before arriving I had, stupidly, forgotten about the terrible flooding in December (2015). The effects were still very obvious, months on: whole streets of shops and houses closed, with workmen inside stripping everything out to refit. Sandbags and skips on the streets.
Strangely, a cafe right on the bridge, right next to the river, was spared. I had breakfast in there, sitting by a window which would have had water raging right outside it.
|This was all underwater.|
|Dehumidifiers provided the chorus in the church.|
|So many places affected.|
|Taking a break from the clean up operation.|
|They probably had fish swimming through the fryers..|
|Somebody's new home?|
|Looks so peaceful..|
|This pub is now for sale. You may have trouble insuring it..|
|View from the cafe that was spared. Even though the water would have been lapping at this window..|