The Abingdon Blog

The Abingdon Blog is a photo record of events and places in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, started on January 1st 2006.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Soggy Carpets

Many of the houses on the Ladygrove Estate have a pile of soggy carpets in the garden.

Not just soggy carpets, but electrical appliances, sofas, cupboards...

As Anonymous commented yesterday '...the sun was out today and the water had receeded a great deal - the ock was now obeying the rules and sticking to it's own course, leaving behind just a few pools of water to soak into the ground. however, on my walk through I could see many people piling up former possessions in black bags, and the high water marks were all too visible on the houses. the very thought of being flooded out is surreal but for the last 3 nights I had fully expected it. at least I know that my home was safe from some of the worst flooding ever...'

The army continue to fill sand-bags, and the Vale District Council brought round some more sand-bags today to these people in Francis Little Drive, on Ladygrove. The driver first said it was a precaution.

One woman said "You're not lieing to us are you. I've heard the radio warnings."

He said, "I can't say for sure, but you can probably store them away in your garage for next time they're needed."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for you coverage - this blog has been the most useful online source of Abingdon information during the floods.

25 July 2007 23:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I second the previous comment. The blog has been very useful for keeping tabs on what's been happening. Thanks for that!

26 July 2007 01:16  
Blogger Mark said...

The nice thing about the blog - aprt from the high quality of your reporting and photos - is that you obviously care deeply about the town, which really comes through.

Congrats - Mark

26 July 2007 09:50  
Blogger back streeter said...

Thanks Mark, Glad to see the books stayed dry.

26 July 2007 11:22  
Blogger Gismonda said...

Thanks for your useful coverage of the floods! It was useful to see pictures of what was REALLY going on in Abingdon. I even sent a link to your blog to my parents in American as it was the most accurate source of information. Thanks again!

26 July 2007 17:06  

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