That storm… Tues 19 June


Yes, it did get rather dark – in fact, at 8.30pm, a couple of days before midsummer, it was like night. The camera was struggling – 1/20 @ f:8, ISO1600… (the photos are “as taken” – no tweaking)

By Wednesday morning, the damage was done – Hampton Loade, just a few miles down the Severn Valley, was cut off, its only road washed out, and the SVR’s tracks suspended in space above washed-out embankments. To quote the SVR website, “from Bridgnorth Outer Home Signal to Northwood Halt … sections of the line have been subjected to landslips, with several sections of track left suspended in air, cuttings filled with debris and at Highley, a major landslip, with the Up Starter Signal washed away, down the embankment.” The SVR has launched an appeal for funds and practical help.

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