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N.B. Extract from a longer article instancing conditions in many Banburyshire villages.

Village Communities Hit The Hardest By Downpour

People in Helmdon were forced out of their homes by waist-high waters and had to take shelter in Helmdon Reading Room – a Victorian hall used for village functions and meetings.

Flooding at the Bell Inn, Church Street, caused several thousands of pounds’ worth of damage to the cellar, kitchen and newly-refurbished letting rooms.

Landlord Richard Phillips had spent 18 months renovating the rooms but had to cancel the fist booking due for Saturday.

Residents and regulars helped him out by forming a line and passing buckets of water out of the pub. ”It was so refreshing to have so many people offering to help – especially the youngsters,” said Mr Phillips.

Another couple returned from holiday to find sofas at their home in Station Road submerged in water.

The Banbury Guardian – July 26th 2007

 
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