Storm Ciara Causes Flooding of Haworth

The aftermath of storm Ciara

Storm Ciara has caused havoc right across West Yorkshire with major flooding being experienced right across the county. Sadly, we have to report that the KWVR, especially Haworth Yard, the subject of serious flooding on Boxing Day 2015, has not escaped and once again the Railway had to cancel services as Bridgehouse Beck burst its banks so flooding the yard and turning the trackbed through Haworth Station into a raging torrent

These two sets of photographs appear very similar. Taken over four years apart, the first two images show the extensive flooding of Haworth Yard today (9th February 2020) and the other two photographs taken from the same vantage point on Boxing Day 2015. They say that ‘lightening doesn’t strike twice’ but the flooding of Haworth Yard, by heavy storms over the Pennines swelling Bridgehouse Beck to bursting, certainly does.

With the waters having subsided, the big clean up begins by our volunteers, ready for the schools’ half term that starts next weekend.