England under water

We live in a part of the UK not affected by floods. Last Saturday a friend and neighbour, Michael Judge, walked round the village taking a few photos. Here is an English cricket pitch.

The recreation ground – photo Michael Judge

The recreation ground – photo Michael Judge

And a bowling green.

Bowling green – photo Michael Judge

Bowling green – photo Michael Judge

And a playground.

playground – photo Michael Judge

playground – photo Michael Judge

The local river in May 2012.

English village river May 2012 – photo Michael Judge

English village river May 2012 – photo Michael Judge

And again in February 2013.

a village river February 2013 – photo Michael Judge

English village river February 2013 – photo Michael Judge

And, I repeat, our part of the UK has been spared most of the rain and flooding.

11 thoughts on “England under water

  1. Extraordinary photos and I am told it is not over yet. I am glad you are out of reach of the floodwater but I think it will be a while before anybody bowls on that cricket pitch again. I think Derek Underwood would have liked bowling on it as it dries.

  2. Glad you are safe. I am reminded how very glad Peggy and I are that we live on high ground. It’s been raining for a few days here and the lowlands are beginning to see flooding. –Curt

  3. OMG, Hilary. You say your area is not hit hard by the flooding?? Those pictures were taken nearby you say?? Please be careful but I am sad for those who may have lost everything to Mother Nature…

    • Yes, there have been some very sad stories in parts of England. The floods in our village were mostly in big public green spaces, but in the main street all the lower areas had sandbags along their properties. We are in one of the driest areas of the UK.

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