Kenley-on-Thames in pictures: how the floods hit Purley

Thanks to our loyal reader, in particular JULIE RAVAZAY VILLAR, for sending through this selection of images of the Caterham Bourne’s flooding along the Godstone Road and neighbouring areas over the weekend

The Purley Pond - it even has its own @PurleyPond Twitter account - as water began to be pumped into it on Sunday. Picture by Jonny Rose

The Purley Pond – it even has its own @PurleyPond Twitter account – as water began to be pumped into the underpass on Sunday. Picture by Jonny Rose

Fun for some on a Sunday morning, as the closed A22 Godstone Road offers a novel walking route

Fun for some on a Sunday morning, as the closed A22 Godstone Road offers a novel walking route

Extensive sandbagging helps divert the flood water on the road into a culvert

Extensive sandbagging helps divert the flood water on the road into a culvert

This is not the Caterham Bourne, which has been causing the flooding in Whyteleafe and Kenley, but a similar seasonal stream, the Coulsdon Bourne near Happy Valley. This picture was taken on Jan 28 and shows the bourne in full flow - the gulley is usually a dry ditch

This is not the Caterham Bourne, which has been causing the flooding in Whyteleafe and Kenley, but a similar seasonal stream, the Coulsdon Bourne near Happy Valley. This picture was taken on Jan 28 and shows the bourne in full flow – the gulley is usually a dry ditch

Inside the water treatment works, off the Godstone Road, and water levels have continued to rise over the weekend

Inside the water treatment works, off the Godstone Road, and water levels have continued to rise over the weekend

Even some heavy-duty pumping, going 24 hours a day since before the weekend, has been unable to stop the flood water levels rising at the Kenley plant

Even some heavy-duty pumping, going 24 hours a day since before the weekend, has been unable to stop the flood water levels rising at the Kenley plant


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2 Responses to Kenley-on-Thames in pictures: how the floods hit Purley

  1. derekthrower says:

    I hear a welcome addition is going to be added to the flood defence today. Eric Pickles is going to make a visit.

  2. This is in fact Kenley, and not Kenley on Thames.

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