LOOKING BACK - March 13 edition

Newbold Road under water in 1980
Newbold Road under water in 1980
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Newbold Road flooded in 1980

Hard to believe, but this was Newbold Road under three feet of water.

Arch Robotham took this photograph in 1980, when the road and playing field on the left were flooded.

He says the flooding happened regularly, with the water reaching as far as the railway bridge just before you go up the hill to wards Wood Street, but luckily there were no houses in its path to be affected.