NB Extracted from a longer article on experiences
of residents in Helmdon and other villages.
The Day The Floods Came
In Helmdon, Denise Green of Station Road got a nasty shock
on Friday when she returned from work to find three feet of
floodwater in the house. The carpets and flooring in Miss
Green's house were ruined, although helpful neighbours had
saved some of her furniture.
Miss Green said: "I was right in the middle of it in
Helmdon. It was quite strange seeing water running from your
kitchen into your front room.
"People around here have been fantastic. I came back
from work and neighbours were already helping move my furniture
into a higher room and filling sandbags".
She added people who had lived in the village all their lives
could not remember flooding this bad before.
Pupils from Helmdon Primary School had their last day of the
summer term cut short when the building had to be closed after
floodwater a metre deep came gushing in.
The village's Reading Rooms were opened up to house evacuees.
The Brackley & Towcester Advertiser - July 27th 2007