Further to my recent posts about the river flooding in Weybridge and Walton, I have now found my photographs from the last big flood. In December 2002 and January 2003 the Thames began to flood near where we live.
I didn’t have a digital camera then, so my photos are from scans, but they give an idea of the hight of the river in places. The back road from Walton Bridge to Weybridge (Cowie Sale becoming Walton Lane) was completely flooded and closed by the police, although Peter managed to drive through in his van.
This is how high the water came in Weybridge. The river started to flood the road at the bend just past the Minnow Pub
Peter had a boat at Port Hampton (opposite Molesey) The towpath was completely flooded and we had to visit every day to check that the boat was not going onto the path & getting damaged
The river Mole regularly overflows at Cobham. In 2003 it was very high
I must take these photos with me, and then try and recreate the same images today so a true comparison can be made. Normally seats and bins are not placed underwater :)