Boscastle Flood 2004

 

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BOSCASTLE FLOODS 2004
COPYRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID FLOWER
OF THE 'CAMELFORD & DELABOLE POST' NEWSPAPER

 

FLOOD PHOTOGRAPHS MENU
(1)...FLOODS MONDAY EVENING 16th AUGUST ...
(1)...CAMELFORD RECEPTION AREA ON TUESDAY MORNING 17th AUGUST ...
(2)...PRINCE CHARLES VISIT ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AUGUST 18th...
(2)...
CLEAN UP UNDER WAY
WEDNESDAY 18th AUGUST ...

(3)...
THE CLEAN UP CONTINUES 21st AUGUST...
(4)...
BOSCASTLE REOPENS FOR RESIDENTS 26th AUGUST...

(5)...
HELP FOR ALL AT THE WELFARE ROOM
FRIDAY 27th AUGUST ....
(5)...LATEST CLEAR UP PHOTOS
  2nd SEPTEMBER...
 (6)...ELLIOTT MORLEY VISITS BOSCASTLE THURSDAY 16th SEPTEMBER  2004...

(7)...REBUILDING GOES ON FOR 2005...
(8)...PRINCE CHARLES SECOND VISIT...


PICTURES OF THE DEVASTATION CAUSED 
 MONDAY AUGUST 16th 2004
PHOTOS TAKEN BETWEEN 6pm & 8pm.
The Old Bridge..A Pile of Cars/Stone & Debris
Another View Showing The Shop On Other Side Just A Pile Of Smashed Cars Destroyed Property
Water Level Can Be Seen On Inside Wall Picnic Table On The Hedge Cornish Goodies Shop Smashed On Right Of Picture The Remains Of The Pixie Shop Helicopter Comes In for Another Rescue View Up The Valley Debris By Top Bridge A Lone Figure By The Damaged Top Bridge..Red Phone Box Gone Trees & Debris Pile Up On The Bridge Volunteers At The Ready Wellington Hotel Car Park Ripped Up Marine Terrace Flooded        Another Helicopter Picking Up Survivors From Rooftops
 Two People Lifted To Safety Helicopter Goes To Safety Another Rescue
Poor Quality In Rescue Pictures Due To Lack Of A Tripod!


TWO PHOTOGRAPHS ADDED ON 9TH FEBRUARY 2008
MY THANKS TO IAN YOUNG FOR THESE PICTURES

        


Harbour Starts To Flood...Visitors Unconcerned River Looking Dangerous Red Phone Box Soon To be Washed Out To Sea River In Full Flow But Still Time For A Photo!Keep Out Of The Water Spinning Wheel Restaurant...Empty Another View From Bridge Walk Car Floats By The Spinning Wheel Cafe The Flooding Builds Up From The Car Park Cars Becoming Swamped In The Car Park Cars Soon To Flow Down The Street Cars Are Bouyant And Floating Cars Tumble Down To The Sea..Viewed From Window of Riverside Hotel River Rushes Past Back Of Riverside Hotel Note: The Gate Has Been Washed Away Already Flooding At The Back Of The Riverside Hotel Someone Rescued From The Floods Rescue At Hand Soon For Art Mason & His Wife  
Photographs Courtesy of Art Mason... Art and His Wife Later Had To Be Rescued By Helicopter


Looking Down On The Car Park Another View of The Flooded Car Park Realisation Of The Danger Get Gway From Your Cars To Safety No Way Through For Cars Two Window Boxes Float To The Sea The Floods Deepen View Of Boscastle Harbour 
Photographs Courtesy of Peter Steege a Boscastle Resident


Respite Centre At Camelford August 17th 2004
 WRVS Volunteers Leader Of The Marvellous WRVS Team Two Salvation Army Men Served Food & Drink For 12 hours Non Stop Leader Of Salvation Army Team
Salvation Army & WRVS Worked Tirelessly Throughout A Long Night Rescued Family Of Four Comforting Words From Rev Bob Stratfield...Sadly Bob Died On October 29th Two Dogs Were Rescued By A Helicopter Visitors From Doncaster & Australia Were Rescued
 Sports Centre Staff Worked Throughout The Night Council Representative Talks to Rescued Visitor Close Escape For This Visitor
 CamelfordTown & County Councillors With Conservative Candidate Survivor Interviewed On Radio Cornwall Paul Brennan, Sky News Reporter The Media Were There...Sky News
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