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3 hours ago, CUTLER2579 said:

Having to  return a Guide Dog to Bingham yesterday evening I had the misfortune to venture near to your Golf club. The rain was amongst the worst  I ever recall seeing in 72 years and so it was no surprise that the A52 was flooded. By pure luck I turned off by the RSPCA and ventured slowly into town,turned left at the Co-op and eventually passed a new housing estate before arriving at the A46 junction to Lowdham.

Was I lucky, or was I lucky as having a 4X4 I manage to get through some pretty large PUDDLES safely. I would imaging this route would have been closed later, so Very lucky. Golf this week-end Gilbert https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_wub.png

Regards,Derek.

A 52 closed today Derek, and I don't remember that happening before. The flooding seems to be just about where the Council has recently taken some land out of green belt and made it available for housing. Golf course is closed, and has been for days. It won't even be inspected till Monday, and I doubt it will be playable then.

 

That new housing estate you passed is where I used to live, in a lovely house surrounded on three sides by farmland. That was green belt too, but not anymore. I was horrified when I saw how close the new houses were being built - the place is ruined, and I feel so sorry for those who bought it about ten years ago. The value must have dropped like a stone.

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Sorry to go OT my friends. I was told today that the water table, over most of this region, is 'full' if that isn't too simple a term. Thus, further rainfall is causing almost immediate 'overflow', that is flooding! Difficult times unless we get a dry period and also the trees etc. are of course taking up less water (if any) at this time of year and there are very high tides at the moment along with low pressure of course. Thank goodness for trains in the upper story areas of our dwellings.

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1 hour ago, Mallard60022 said:

Sorry to go OT my friends. I was told today that the water table, over most of this region, is 'full' if that isn't too simple a term. Thus, further rainfall is causing almost immediate 'overflow', that is flooding! Difficult times unless we get a dry period and also the trees etc. are of course taking up less water (if any) at this time of year and there are very high tides at the moment along with low pressure of course. Thank goodness for trains in the upper story areas of our dwellings.

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Indeed Phil, that's where we are at the golf club. Heavy clay, water table right to the top, temperatures too low to dry it out, so unless it doesn't rain for weeks, we shall get topped up again every time it does.

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1 hour ago, Mallard60022 said:

Sorry to go OT my friends. I was told today that the water table, over most of this region, is 'full' if that isn't too simple a term. Thus, further rainfall is causing almost immediate 'overflow', that is flooding! Difficult times unless we get a dry period and also the trees etc. are of course taking up less water (if any) at this time of year and there are very high tides at the moment along with low pressure of course. Thank goodness for trains in the upper story areas of our dwellings.

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I don't have an upper story, and I am only 2.5m above sea level. :fie:

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2 hours ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I don't have an upper story, and I am only 2.5m above sea level. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_fie.gif

I take no chances, if the canal goes all that stands between me and a flood is a sewage works. :bad:

 

My trains are on the second floor of our house.

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Edit: I cant count the floors in my house
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However at least 60065 with her single chimney has the correct 94a Boiler until February 1960 anyway.

Love the photograph of Brancepeth Castle,Gilbert. They were so much more graceful than those that Swindon produced. Ducks for cover.:unsure:

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2 hours ago, CUTLER2579 said:

However at least 60065 with her single chimney has the correct 94a Boiler until February 1960 anyway.

Love the photograph of Brancepeth Castle,Gilbert. They were so much more graceful than those that Swindon produced. Ducks for cover.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_unsure.png

Tim and I make absolutely sure we get details correct these days Derek, preferably from a reliably dated photo. There may however still be one or two aberrations on the layout which go back to the days when I was not so careful.

 

As to your second comment, we must be careful not to stir up longstanding tribal loyalties, even though you are quite correct.:jester:

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The 5.33 Up Leeds is approaching Platform 2, and will stop here. A nearly new English Electric Type 4 heads the train.

 

 

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Then I have to admit that I have been plonking again. Here is the first result.

 

 

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