Wednesday, 30 March 2016
This familiar shot of Hirst Weir is less familiar since the Boxing day floods. The weir has been substantially rearranged, with stones strewn over a wide area. It has not stopped the fishermen, two of whom were right in the river below the weir, in their waders. The river looks benign again now and some repair work appears to have been done to the bank on this side but in December it must have been quite terrifying for those living in the apartments in the old mill, the lower floors of which were badly affected by the floodwater. There is a wooden deck (around that conservatory) that is all ripped up even now.
Click the Hirst Weir label below to see what the area has looked like when I have taken previous photos here.