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Carr Vale Floods 1912.

Water is never in short supply in Carr Vale but when a flash flood occurred on 27th July 1912 that cascaded down the escarpment from the top of Darwood Lane and onto the railway lines from the tunnel the village got a lot more than it was used to.

The track bed of the railway was awash and water flooded down Main Street and then down Charlesworth Street.

It seems that a great time was had by all concerned.

A little later in the same year it happened all over again Carr Vale’s Second Flood occurred on August 26th 1912.

Little damage was done in any of the floods.




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