Daily bulletins about the floods in many places
in the North West of the UK have been a feature of television news programmes in
[I'll spare you the drama and the controversy as
to why the floods happened and who was to blame.]
In 2016, the River Weaver
in Nantwich's town centre, was higher than for most of the year (right), but not a
It was much worse in the summer of
2017 as the
images on this page ()below) show.
TOWNSPEOPLE woke up on June 26, 2007, to find that the River Weaver had burst its banks
after overnight rain that was the culmination of days of wet weather and grey
The rising water cut off the path
across Mill Island from the Waterlode to the Millfields housing estate and that
from Shrewbridge Road to the same estate.
One resident who had taken her dogs for
a walk the previous evening with just a paddle in shallow water, approached the floods and said: "I'll just tuck my
trousers into my boots before I go across."
She changed her mind when she was told
the water was at least two feet deep, and possibly three feet.