Lewisham floods as Ravensbourne bursts its banks

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Heavy rain has caused flooding at Lewisham roundabout today. Lewisham's river system is being jiggered about as part of the Gateway development and the waters of the Ravensbourne have burst their banks, causing chaos on the roads.

Thanks to Fred, who reckons this hasn't happened since 1968, for the video from Loampit Vale.

10 comments:

Luke said...

Could you add an image rather than a video? Am on way home to Loampit Vale and so viewing on my mobile but can't see the video!

Thanks!

Rosie said...

Flooded in the early 90s too: http://www.beckenhamplaceparkfriends.org.uk/14_06_24%20Posters%20final_LR.pdf

OnHigherGround said...

ahhh that explains why the usually quiet residential streets between Glassmill LC and the top of Vicars Hill resemble Piccadilly Circus today

John Tracey said...

A couple of hours ago.

Peter Tooke said...

Some more Lewisham flooding photos here http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2725003/Biblical-downpours-mark-end-summer-That-s-September-Met-Office-issues-severe-weather-warnings-Britain-10-days-worth-rain-expected-hours.html

Roger Moffatt said...

The DM pictures are however from August ;-)

Peter Tooke said...

Ooops!. But given the demand amongst BC readers for historic context here's a flooding photo from 1968. Those of you who are new to Lewisham won't recognise this view but the photo's taken roughly from where the main Lewisham roundabout is, looking southeast towards the clocktower.

Max Calò said...

Just fulfilling the prophecy.

Martin said...

The street looks so much nicer and London-like than the current roundabout! (apart from the flooding of course)

Alan Burkitt-Gray said...

Lewisham also flooded in September 1989 -- I lived in Silk Mills Path at the time and all our basements (mine including our kitchen) flooded to about five feet.

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