Helston flooding is nothing new: Look Back In Time

Falmouth Packet: Helston flooding is nothing new: Look Back In Time Helston flooding is nothing new: Look Back In Time

It seems that flooding in lower level parts of Helston is nothing new.

As these fascinating photographs from circa 1920s show, the St John's area has always been prone to the effects of excess rainwater.

Just as the road was left three feet underwater the weekend before last Christmas, when heavy downpours caused the River Cober to burst its banks, such has been the case for almost a century.

The historical photos show children huddling in doorways as they look out across what appears to be a lake on their doorstep, while in another a horse and cart, two men and even a bullock wade through the thigh-deep water.

The images were given to Helston's mayor Jonathan Radford-Gaby by a kind local resident, as he researched possible ways to help alleviate the problem.

PPV wishes Mr Radford-Gaby and the rest of the town council every success in this venture, having seen first-hand the consequences of the most recent flooding to families living in St John's.

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6:35pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Red Eric says...

So the original complaint by ex mayor Phillips was just political opportunism. He was mayor for two years and did absolutely nothing, not even bothering to find out who owned the bridge. (Cornwall Highways or the Environment Agency Sherlock) then seeks to blame the current mayor in an election year.

Shame on you Paul Phillips.
So the original complaint by ex mayor Phillips was just political opportunism. He was mayor for two years and did absolutely nothing, not even bothering to find out who owned the bridge. (Cornwall Highways or the Environment Agency Sherlock) then seeks to blame the current mayor in an election year. Shame on you Paul Phillips. Red Eric
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