As the national news is saturated with terrible stories of flooded homes, businesses and farms, the Thames in Hampton has risen to within 6 inches of flooding the club house. A hardy band of volunteers in wellies turned out yesterday to tackle the job of flood proofing the club. The main jobs were to get everything up off the floor by at least a foot, including the fridge which is now sitting precariously on a canoe stand. The chest of drawers is in the ladies changing rooms and the lower canoes and kayaks all moved up higher or out to temporary lodgings in Kathryn’s garden. Just the green canoes remain for now but they would need to be moved out if they started to float up and put pressure on the racks above.
Thanks to Andrew, Adam, Phil, Clive, Val and Lesley for their hard work.