A weekend in Worcester for me. The flooding is the worst I’ve seen there and it’s clearly down from the peak in these pictures. The row of trees on the left of the building normally line a riverside path and there is a signpost under water until just below the signs, so you can see how deep it must be there. The swans seem to be loving it though. Loads of people were down by the river taking pictures of them and I’m sure they were getting fed too.
This is the cricket ground in central Worcester. You can just see the lines on the driveway in the right hand corner. It was like a lake and quite deep. There’s nowhere for the water to go. At least in Worcester they are used to it and are sensible enough to put things like the cricket ground and the racecourse near the river. That said it must be a complete pain in the neck.
This is the main bridge in the city and the water is still pretty high. As you can see a load of debris has been washed down river and got stuck there. That white thing on top of the pile of wood and other bits is a fridge or a freezer. I spoke to a few people in pubs and shops and they were all clearly sick of the water and just wished it would go away.
During the week I was in Bromsgrove, also in Worcestershire, for a shopping trip and this pub sign caught my eye. The pub is in a former post office. H was nearby too one day as he went to a Worcestershire Skills event at Chateau Impney, which is an opportunity for school children to meet employers and find out about what skills, qualifications, etc. they would need to get jobs with local employers. H spent time talking to a bank, Worcester Bosch and someone who seemed to fly expensive drones for a living. He’s still only 12, so who knows what he’ll really go into.
Another trip out to visit a Hotter Shoes shop. I’m doing some work with them at the moment and I went along to try out their foot scanning technology and to pick out some new footwear. I won’t say any more about that as there will be a blog post coming soon.