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    Default A 'drop' of rain in Childwall

    Childwall Valley Road 'under the bridge' has always been known to flood slightly and the road was filled 'up' about 40 years ago so there was less of a dip as you go under the bridge.

    Today, after the drop of rain that we had, it resembled the once running Childwall Brook which ran at the very same spot!

    One chap managed to float his mercedes....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VndMLr0vqeo

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    Wow... wheres the duck boat? LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Wow... wheres the duck boat? LOL..
    If I lived near that i'd start building an ark!! Mind you it gets bad by me as the clever people at the council tarmaced over every grid in our road
    Good pics Cad.

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    I sent the pic up to BBC North West and it was featured on the weather report. Good day all round

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    I sent the pic up to BBC North West and it was featured on the weather report. Good day all round
    wooohoo,well done you

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    Good stuff Cadfael.

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    Another couple of pics - wet and dry from the same spot!




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    The second pic looks quite pretty like a nice park lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Childwall Valley Road 'under the bridge' has always been known to flood slightly and the road was filled 'up' about 40 years ago so there was less of a dip as you go under the bridge.

    Today, after the drop of rain that we had, it resembled the once running Childwall Brook which ran at the very same spot!

    One chap managed to float his mercedes....
    Thanks, Cadfael. Isn't the point that the water that rose up is the Childwall Brook that has been channelized and diverted underground? I know when it rained while I was living with my grandparents on Aigburth Hall Avenue, the bottom of the garden would always flood, and I used to think it was "Solomon's Vaults" reappearing. I wrote a poem about myself and a mate of mine digging to find Solomon's Vaults. I'll put it in the "creative" area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thanks, Cadfael. Isn't the point that the water that rose up is the Childwall Brook that has been channelized and diverted underground? I know when it rained while I was living with my grandparents on Aigburth Hall Avenue, the bottom of the garden would always flood, and I used to think it was "Solomon's Vaults" reappearing. I wrote a poem about myself and a mate of mine digging to find Solomon's Vaults. I'll put it in the "creative" area.

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    That's exactly my view on the situation. I don't believe that it was water that had just collected (although it may have contributed) but there was a good 'fountain' coming out of a grid under the bridge and my guess is that the brook was swollen enough to come to the surface. When the bridge was built, they were told what they were building on but didn't listen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    Childwall Valley Road 'under the bridge' has always been known to flood slightly and the road was filled 'up' about 40 years ago so there was less of a dip as you go under the bridge.

    Today, after the drop of rain that we had, it resembled the once running Childwall Brook which ran at the very same spot!

    One chap managed to float his mercedes....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VndMLr0vqeo

    Pics 'dry' and 'wet'



    cool

    We used to play there as kids, wellies and macks on getting splashed, it has always flooded.

    The best sight i ever saw here where the buses sliding back down the hill on the ice, slowly i meam, im not a nutter

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    I get my 3 seconds of fame at:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...&nbwm=1&bbwm=1

    Scroll to about 18:57 and I get a mention too. I'll be on the Apprentice at this rate

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    Can I have your autograph now while its free?

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    Incredible pictures. We didn't get a drop in Chester, just a lot of rumbling thunder.
    Chris, I was chatting with my daughter in Fairfax today. She said they've had rain for days on end and flooding. How's things with you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knowhowe View Post
    Incredible pictures. We didn't get a drop in Chester, just a lot of rumbling thunder.
    Chris, I was chatting with my daughter in Fairfax today. She said they've had rain for days on end and flooding. How's things with you?
    Hi Steve

    Yes indeed it has been a nasty wet and windy day here in the Washington D.C. - Baltimore area with a lot of flooding. It might be a bit dodgy for me getting into work in the morning on the MARC train going from Baltimore to D.C. with the streams and rivers being swollen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    I get my 3 seconds of fame at:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...&nbwm=1&bbwm=1

    Scroll to about 18:57 and I get a mention too. I'll be on the Apprentice at this rate
    I heard it

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    "Here we have reports of a chap leaving his garden hose running"


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    Quote Originally Posted by naked lilac View Post
    Wow... wheres the duck boat? LOL..
    never saw the duck but it looks like it had a dump on the wall before it took off,why do people complain when it gets a bit damp, look on the bright side it'll keep the dust down, good pics

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    Very good cad

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