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A picture tour of Leatherhead - a Historic Market Town in the county of Surrey
And Still The Water Rises
And Still The Water Rises - by Vince Hawthorn ©
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Photographer: © Vince Hawthorn (Gallery)(25th December 2013)

And Still The Water Rises

This shot was taken last Sunday and shows the bridge across the River Mole as it passes through Leatherhead at the bottom of Bridge Street. Seen here the water level is way higher than I am used to seeing it, however, I have seen news pics of this bridge today and the water level is up around the solid grey line on the bridge -a further few feet higher or so !! Very near to the bridge is Leatherhead's oldest pub " The Running Horse " where Queen Elizabeth 1st once stayed- because the River Mole was flooded and could not be crossed !! ( History repeats itself ). Trouble is this time the pub has itself been flooded with the cellar very much suffering. I can remember this spot being flooded in September 1968 in which the flooding then was even more serious And I could not get to Guildford tech College to start my new year there .
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 550D
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 40 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/125 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: December 22, 2013, 1:56 pm
ImageID:1185283, Image size: 1280 x 853 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(26th December 2013)

History always repeats itself Vince,when I saw this river on the news a couple of nights ago it was really high.

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Comment by Fred In't Hout(27th December 2013)

You alsways lived there, Vince? Good info ditto shot.

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(27th December 2013)

Very scary Vince

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Comment by Mark Rutley(4th January 2014)

I hope this has survived the latest storm Vince. Well captured.

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