It is not often that Marlow hits the news headlines, however this picturesque river side town has seen some of the worst flooding in recent times. The River Thames has burst its banks causing large areas to flood including a number of homes, causing considerable damage.
Higginson Park – Last Week
The River Thames has flooded into Higginson Park. The line of the river bank can be seen along the line of mooring posts.
River birds at the edge of the flood waters appear not sure whether to wade or swim.
Higginson Park – Two Days Ago
The benches in the first images can be seen some distance in front, showing how far the river has encroached into the park.
Sir Steve Redgrave or King Canute
Sir Steve Rdegrave looks across Higginson Parkon at the ever rising waters
Taken Yesterday – Higginson Park is Substantially Under Water
Higginson park is now closed, as the floodwaters have increased dramatically over night. To the left of this image is the main entrance to the park with the Causeway and All Saints Church in the background. To the right can be seen the children’s play ground also under water.
View to the Causeway
Higginson Park is now virtually under water.
All Saints Churchyard
Floodwater has begun to encroach into the All Saints Churchyard with a number of graves under water.
It’s all in the Words
A candid shot of a sign in the flooded car park of the Compleat Angler.
Town Farm from Quarry Wood Road
The River Thames has now flooded Quarry Wood Road and its riverside properties and engulfed the fields of Town Farm across to the Marlow Bypass, which can be seen in the distance.
Quarry Wood Road
One of the many Quarry Wood Road properties affected by floodwater.
It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic.
Seen yesterday by Marlow Bridge, opposite the entrance to the Compleat Angler and a stones through from the flooded Quarry Hill Road.