Lake Sandon.

staffordjas

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The older ones seem OK. Didn't get chance to look at the new ones that flooded a while back that the builder had to buy back or whatever.

We live on a flood plain. Anyone who buys a house on it needs their head testing imo!
Those 3 storey houses on Silkmore were built on the site of the old South End Club. It was regularly closed as flooded out ( my mate used to run it).
Me & hubby called in to have a nosey at the show house one day on the way back from West Brom. Hearing hubby's accent the agent assumed we weren't from the area and blatantly lied when we asked if it ever flooded " Oh no, it's well away from flood risk areas".
Lying git!!!
Not long after they had all sold and people moved in , they were told they'd have to get out but they were soon being rented out after.
I cant ever remember Silkmore lane actual road being flooded itself while the Southend club was there though and before the new builds on the flood plains in the area. Just the flood plains and South End club under water in the 60's & 70's .Used to be a petrol garage ( run by another mate) where the Co-op entrance/ houses are now and can't ever remember that being flooded either years ago. Only since idiots allowed building on the flood plains.
 
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Cue

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Weston Road near the Cop Shop isn’t looking too hot either.

I wonder at what point Aldi and co start really bollocking their landlord about Kingsmead though?

I am reliably informed by people on facebook that global warming isn't real. Or birds for that matter. Maybe when the ice melts the excess water will just fall off the side of the flat earth?
Well yeah, lockdown was just a ploy so they could charge all the birds.
 

Gramaisc

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According to GDB Rescue and Recovery, the top three makes that they drag out of floods are:-

1, MINI.
2, BMW.
3, Mercedes.

And they do have a fair database to extract that rating from by now.

I wonder if VW will strengthen their absence from the top three by reintroducing the Schwimmwagen?

vw-type-166-schwimmwagen.jpg
 

tek-monkey

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According to GDB Rescue and Recovery, the top three makes that they drag out of floods are:-

1, MINI.
2, BMW.
3, Mercedes.

And they do have a fair database to extract that rating from by now.

I wonder if VW will strengthen their absence from the top three by reintroducing the Schwimmwagen?

vw-type-166-schwimmwagen.jpg
Have seen multiple stranded BMWs, only 2 minis. Audis generally tend to just drive through as well so surprised they aren't on the list.
 

airbusA346

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Weston Road near the Cop Shop isn’t looking too hot either.

I wonder at what point Aldi and co start really bollocking their landlord about Kingsmead though?


Well yeah, lockdown was just a ploy so they could charge all the birds.
What can the landlord do though?
 

EasMid

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... and how (over-)confident the drivers are...
They mostly think that because they’re diesels they won’t get wet ignition electrics so they can get through anything. They’re possibly right until it hydraulic locks. They’ll be in for a shock when the boss gets the repair bill ( most likely a write off)
 

EasMid

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Anyone know the state of the lake now? I could do with using Sandon Rd as a short cut tomorrow.
 
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Gramaisc

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Anyone know the state of the lake now? I could do with using Sandon Rd as a short cut tomorrow.
I would suggest considering an alternative.

 

c0tt0nt0p

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