Photographs of the floods in July 2007
On the afternoon
and evening of Friday 20 July 2007 Badsey Brook became a serious river
and torrential rain flooded many parts of the parish, making it inaccessible
to most vehicles. The following morning large areas were still underwater.
is considerably more serious than that experienced in 1998 and is comparable
with that in 1968. Here is information about
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Badsey Lane (1 of 3). These three pictures were all taken on Saturday
morning when the water had gone down a little. The bridge across Badsey
Brook is just out of sight and has suffered serious damage. The brook
itself grew to amazing proportions - looking as wide as the River Avon
in many places. Photo: Maureen Spinks.
Badsey Lane (2 of 3). Photo: Tony Spinks.
Badsey Lane (3 of 3). Rumours spread that the bridge along had Badsey
Lane had been washed away. Fortunately, they were incorrect. Photo:
Mill Cottages (1 of 2). The depth of water must have been near its maximum
when this was taken on Friday evening. Many houses along Mill Lane became
flooded as Badsey Brook expanded. The second picture shows the following
morning with water levels down and residents beginning the sad business
of sorting out the mess. Figures are not yet available but dozens of
other houses in Badsey and Aldington have had rooms filled with water.
Photo: Lucy Biltcliffe.
Mill Cottages (2 of 2). Photo: Richard Phillips.
Badsey High Street (1 of 3). These were all taken mid afternoon on Friday.
They show the Wheatsheaf Inn, The Firs, next to the church, and Malvern
House. Here the flooding is not from Badsey Brook but is the result
of very heavy rainfall. Photo: Maureen Spinks.
Badsey High Street (2 of 3). Photo: Maureen Spinks.
Badsey High Street (3 of 3). Photo: Maureen Spinks.
An orchard on Brewers Lane. The ancient ridge and furrow pattern has
become an extraordinary lake. Taken Saturday morning. Photo: Richard
Monks Path looking towards Badsey Brook. Many fences and sheds have
been demolished by the force of flooding. Photo: Richard Phillips.
Aldington (1 of 3). Aldington Village Street was taken on Friday evening.
Here the flooding is due to the quantity of rain water not getting down
the drains quickly enough. The water got into at least two of the adjacent
houses. Photo: Louise & John Sparrow.
Aldington (2 of 3). A long section of Mill Lane was covered with water
from Badsey Brook. Photo: Louise & John Sparrow.
Aldington (1 of 3). This picture gives some idea of how much Badsey
Brook grew in size. The large expanse of water is looking towards Aldington
from Horsebridge on Badsey Road. Photo: Louise & John Sparrow.
Birmingham Road (1 of 2). When these photos were taken on Saturday morning,
the water had gone down enough for Badsey Road and Bretforton Road to
be open to traffic. But other routes like this one were still deep in
water. Photo: Richard Phillips.
Birmingham Road (2 of 2). Photo: Richard Phillips.
The aftermath (1 of 5). A shed from a Seward Road garden went floating
down the Brook like Noah's Ark; here it is on Sunday morning. Photo:
The aftermath (2 of 5). Sunday morning, a general view of Under Badsey
from the footpath, showing some of the damage. Photo: Tony Spinks.
The aftermath (3 of 5). Sunday morning, John and Zinzan on a mercy mission
to rescue ornamental fish which had been washed away from garden ponds.
After the picture was taken, they were able to discover the owner of
three fish and return them. Photo: Tony Spinks.
The aftermath (4 of 5). Damage at Horsebridge. Photo Ian Gibson.
The aftermath (5 of 5). Damage at Horsebridge, with fencing washed away.
Photo: Louise & John Sparrow.
Beyond the parish (1 of 3). The impact of the flood arrived in Evesham
on Saturday, about 18 hours after Badsey's peak. The River Avon rose
dramatically and the town's problems were serious enough to become the
lead story on that day's television news. The picture shows Port Street
looking towards Workman Bridge. Photo: Lizzie Noyes.
Beyond the parish (2 of 3). Evesham near the Abbey Bridge. Photo: Lizzie
Beyond the parish (3 of 3). The sad state of the Bridge Inn by the River
Avon in Offenham. Photo: Lizzie Noyes.
Updated 23 July 2007.
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