Flood picture identified

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THE setting of a decades-old photograph of Northwich in flood has been pinpointed by a Guardian reader.

Graham Blower got in touch after seeing the photographs in a previous Remember When section.

They were sent in by Terry Bate, who found them among his mother's belongings when she died and wanted to see if readers could shed any light on them.

One shows a car struggling through the flood, this was taken in the Bull Ring in 1919 and shows former hotel The Angel in the background.

The other was a mystery and we asked our readers for help.

Graham said: "Imagine standing at the crossroads of London Road and Chesterway, looking in the direction of Northwich centre.

"Now, referring to the two buildings in the foreground of the picture, the left one is where J & S Motorcycle Clothing were, and the one on the right is where Whitby's Memorial Stones is now, looking in the direction of the Bull Ring, Northwich in the distance (over Dane Bridge).

"The year is the same as the other picture 1919 to 1920."

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2:27pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Lynn Riley (cllr) says...

Flooding article 3-9-14.
Scary to see what the pictures of the past show us can happen In Northwich when the weather is against us. Happy to report that plans for the new £4m flood defences for Northwich are due to go to CWAC Planning next month. If approved, this long needed new investment will make sure that pics of Northwich under water remain a thing of the past and not a feature of its exciting future.
Flooding article 3-9-14. Scary to see what the pictures of the past show us can happen In Northwich when the weather is against us. Happy to report that plans for the new £4m flood defences for Northwich are due to go to CWAC Planning next month. If approved, this long needed new investment will make sure that pics of Northwich under water remain a thing of the past and not a feature of its exciting future. Lynn Riley (cllr)
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10:47pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Cymo says...

Unfortunately plans for flood defences will be sabotaged by greedy builders insisting on smothering the flood plain with concrete, tarmac & houses
Unfortunately plans for flood defences will be sabotaged by greedy builders insisting on smothering the flood plain with concrete, tarmac & houses Cymo
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