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Letter: I grew up with floods
1:48pm Monday 30th July 2012 in Opinion
What has changed around Fulledge Rec (‘Flood defence plan for Burnley homes’, LT, July 26) regarding the weather and conditions? Nothing.
What has changed regarding buildings? Plenty.
What folly and foolish people decided to build a (I hesitate to call it a college) school where it is?
As a child, I grew up in Fulledge (top of Lyndhurst Road) in Burnley where we had many, many wet summers resulting in what was then known as ‘The Co-op Field’ along with Fulledge Rec, Towneley School and at the bottom of the ‘rabbit run’ always being flooded.
We used to make oil drum rafts tied together with planks and string and paddle across the rec.
The biggest danger was if you tried to cross the river (no ‘Elf n’ Safety Trolls in those days).
I also recall the Wakes Week fairground people refusing to come to Burnley because of the flooding.
So who decided to build on such land? Another idiotic decision by people who haven’t a clue about areas they are supposed to know about.
Notchuffed (via website).
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