FLOODS: Virtually impossible to flood again

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Some years ago there was quite a lot of correspondence in the local papers regarding people in Spalding being refused home insurance.

The reason, given by the insurance companies, was that Spalding was on a “flood plain” and therefore at an unacceptably high risk of flooding.

In view of the fact that, in the intervening years, it appears most of the rest of the country has suffered from flooding; I wonder what the insurance companies will now have to say!

For the information of the youngsters who run these insurance companies, I would inform them that the last time Spalding suffered a serious flood was in 1947 (which I witnessed) and the relief channel completed in 1953 makes it nigh on impossible that it will ever happen again.

Reg Chalkley