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Search Aspect (Floods )
Location - Leeds & District

Church Street, floods (Rothwell)
Black & White imageMay 1932. On Sunday 22nd May 1932, Rothwell Beck (River Dolphin) rose to overflowing and flooded the adjoining properties to the depth of several feet. Inhabitants were forced to take refuge in upstairs rooms and had to be rescued by Stanley Fire Brigade. All food in houses was destroyed and 48 displaced occupants were temporarily housed in the council chamber and provided with meals.The Council resolved that 6 houses owned by Rothwell Council nos. 16 to 26 Church Street, be not re-let. View shows water level up to lower window sill of building which is Shaw Ditch (on left). Rothwell Parish Church can be seen.
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Dam, Floods (Methley)
Black & White imageDecember 1960. Men walk on the dam following the floods of the 26th November 1960.
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Junction Inn, Floods (Methley)
Black & White image1960. A man looks on at the view of the Junction Inn, Watergate, submerged in water, following the floods of 26th November 1960. A smaller building to the left is submerged up to the roof.
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The Pastures - Floods (Rothwell)
Black & White imageMay 1932. View overlooking the pastures showing flooding that occured as a result of Rothwell Beck (River Dolphin) overflowing.
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Watergate, Floods. (Methley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageDecember 1960. On 26th November 1960 part of Methley was the scene of dramatic flooding. This was due to heavy rain fall causing the River Calder to breach at a bend. Photo shows a row of terraced houses submerged in the flood water nearly up to the top of the first floor window. The front left cottage was the home of Margaret Hemingway of Methley.
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