1967 Floods

On Tuesday 8th August 1967, after heavy rain in the north of England, water damage was done at Dunsop Bridge, and three houses were destroyed at Wray.
There was also significant flooding in the village of Rimington when flood water destroyed a footbridge at Stankhill after significant damage was done to the culverted beck under the railway line.
Laurence Silverwood took the pictures below.

-Bridge at Newby washed into field  Bridge at Stankhill Beck destroyed  Damaged culvert from railway viaduct  

Culvert under railway line damaged 

The floods also reached Newby where they took down a wall on the north side of the road. Debris had blocked the entrance to the culvert so the water had nowhere to go but to rise and go through the first wall, which put so much pressure on the far wall it collapsed in two places, by which time three cars parked close by were just beginning to float and bob about, including Mr and Mrs Stott's. Thankfully none got swept away.
These photographs were taken by Betty Heap who lived at ‘Mosna’. The chap standing in the water is her husband Gordon. Mr Stott is standing in the background.The Morris car near to where Gordon is standing, belonged to Frank Harrison who lived at Newby Croft and was the gardener to Mr Taylor at Greystones, Stopper Lane.

 Newby Flood 1 Aug 1967  Newby Flood 2 Aug 1967 

Newby Flood 3 Aug 1967  Newby Flood 4 Aug 1967 

Ings Beck also flooded at Ings End

Flood at Ings End 350