The Abingdon Blog

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

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

In Memory... of the flood

One of the seats on the Ock Valley Walk that commemorates somebody who loved this walk. The tree behind is suffering an early autumn, perhaps an early end.

Glimpsing through to Meadowside: just one of the places near the Ock that got flooded.

You hear from people who will not be back in their homes until after Christmas. In some cases external walls need rebuilding as the mortar can be pierced by a screwdriver. In others, the lower floors need re-plastering and re-wiring. The wet weather is not helping them dry out.


Blogger Martin G said...

I think we got off lightly - just 10" of water - but we have had fans and dryers going 24/7 for the last 10 days, and are still being told the plaster will probably have to come off.

22 August 2007 08:08  
Blogger back streeter said...

Hi Martin, Doesn't sound too light to me. Best Regards. Hope it soon dries out.

22 August 2007 22:30  
Blogger Martin G said...

Thanks Back Streeter.
I'm new to this blog, attracted by the flood pictures a week or so back - you're doing a fab job!

23 August 2007 08:06  

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