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.
Bottom Photograph shows the railway line being inspected.