Lechlade-on-Thames nicknamed 'Thames-on-Lechlade' as floods sweep town

Picture by Julie Kent

Picture by Julie Kent

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LECHADE-ON-THAMES has been aptly nicknamed Thames-on-Lechlade by one nearby resident as epic flood water dominates the town's fields.

This picture, sent in by Julie Kent, was taken on the bridge just by the Trout Inn, in Lechlade and shows the town's St Lawrence Church in the background.

What used to be fields now resembles a lake to those who are not familiar with the area.

Do you have any flooding pictures of your hometown? Send them to mar@wiltsglosstandard.co.uk

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7:30pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Olly Cromwell says...

If only the 'local' Cotswold District Councillor (Tory) hadn't relocated to Winchester.
If only the 'local' Cotswold District Councillor (Tory) hadn't relocated to Winchester. Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 3

1:52pm Wed 12 Feb 14

StephanieP says...

CDC Tory Councillors are amazing. They can magically stop the rain and the floods, can't they?
CDC Tory Councillors are amazing. They can magically stop the rain and the floods, can't they? StephanieP
  • Score: -3

4:24pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Olly Cromwell says...

The Tory CDC Councillor for Lechlade is certainly capable of disappearing in a puff of smoke.

When you check the CDC website you'll note she now resides in Winchester.

Stretching the definition of 'localism' somewhat....living 2 hours from the voters don't you think?
The Tory CDC Councillor for Lechlade is certainly capable of disappearing in a puff of smoke. When you check the CDC website you'll note she now resides in Winchester. Stretching the definition of 'localism' somewhat....living 2 hours from the voters don't you think? Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Wed 12 Feb 14

StephanieP says...

And what a wonderful job she does in Lechlade and Kempsford even from a distance. I will certainly be voting for her as will many other right-minded people.
And what a wonderful job she does in Lechlade and Kempsford even from a distance. I will certainly be voting for her as will many other right-minded people. StephanieP
  • Score: -6

6:08pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Olly Cromwell says...

Is the absent Tory a wet?

...given both Lechlade and Winchester are under water.
Is the absent Tory a wet? ...given both Lechlade and Winchester are under water. Olly Cromwell
  • Score: 1

6:55am Sun 16 Feb 14

Crispin Mount says...

Has Cllr Sandra Carter resigned yet? Imagine; moving out of the district and hoping people don't notice. Our absent Tory MP has trained her well...
Has Cllr Sandra Carter resigned yet? Imagine; moving out of the district and hoping people don't notice. Our absent Tory MP has trained her well... Crispin Mount
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