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Summer and Winter

What a difference a few months make. First there is a picture looking towards Wells Quay in July and then from the same position in December on the day after the flood. Not so many visitors and holiday makers around to see Wells this time of year, much better for some however.

Some boats still there, some taken out for the winter and at least one damaged by the strong winds and flood.

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December Flood

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After storm conditions across Scotland and the North Sea, spring tides, strong winds and a tidal surge caused flooding down the east coast of the UK. Wells was affected, but not as severely as forecast. The flood water had already started to recede before the time of local high water. it was difficult to take decent photos as the authorities were keeping people clear of the flood barrier and there were just so many people crowding around.
Some businesses suffered and here are two pics of the Standard House Chandlery at the height of the flood and twelve hours later to have a feel for how high the flood water was.

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Here is an indication of how high the flood level was with this picture of the water mark on the side of a gift shop on Wells quay.

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