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Flood on Junction Road

The Back Road flooded, date estimated. Paul Sutherland will remember when it was though...

Picture added on 16 February 2006
Afraid so. 1970 I think, when I was three. Though Junction Road was always prone to flooding, that was the only time the water got into my parents' house. If it is a later flood, it's no later than 78/9 when the Victoria Street car park was made and the old flat-topped Crafty dyke replaced.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 17 February 2006
Talk about famous last words! My earlier comment has been rather superseded by the events of 26th October. I would guess that the water then was over a foot deeper than in this photo.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 27 December 2006
Click to View Have a look at picture #1826 for a comparison, as the first building on the the right is the same in both cases.
Added by Steven Heddle on 27 December 2006
How much water (in inches) was there?
Anonymous comment added on 24 January 2008
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