Thursday 9 April 1998 was a day to remember. It was the day
that Ledbury became an island! Nearly all access routes out of
Ledbury were blocked by rain water!. The rain fell so hard and so
much that it caused widespread flooding around Ledbury. Bosbury,
a village 4 miles away was completely flooded. Bosbury was under
3 feet underwater. A lot of people got stranded in Ledbury.
Please bear in mind that this was a one off occurrence and this
is the only time it happened in the 25 years I have been living
The Homend. The water is next to the bin!
The High Street. Flooded
Church Lane, has now become The River Church Lane!
A better view of Church Lane Stream
Another view of the temporary Stream
The High Street. More Water
The High Street. The water flowing from Church Lane
The river Leadon, the following day. It burst its
banks and flooded the by-pass around Ledbury