Edington Mill. Damn Close thing
I am indebted to a bloggee for this image of the Edington Mill complex at the height of the flood yesterday-my video was some hours later. The Bloggee reminds me that the site was flooded some years ago and the new buildings partially under water. Up to about 4 feet on the side of the old mill. The developer was warned about the likelihood of flooding on this site but carried on regardless. Quick Buck and off I suppose. Off he is but with how many bucks I know not. The new properties do not seem to be selling. The blurb on the sale boards promise 'optional' swimming pools. These could, some day be compulsory.
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PS I have now been sent some images of the bigger floods in 2003 referred to above.One of them clearly show the flood waters around the old mill building-not quite up to the 17 feet measured in 1948 which swept away the buildings downstream at Hutton Mill and two bridges as well
This might well read better as Dam Close Thing?
Labels: Edington Mill. Floods, Great Flood of 2003 and 1948