After yesterday’s torrential rain, Westgate Beck overflowed in town causing mayhem – at one point most of the arterial routes into the city were closed thanks to standing water. I was suffering some ennui so got in the car and went to take some photos; I mostly seem to take pics of the kids so it was an opportunity. As it was, I bumped into an old school friend I’d not seen in many years whose parents’ house had been a victim of the water.

It wasn’t just Westgate End which had suffered (and goodness knows what damage will have been done to St Michaels Church), but also Thornes and up towards Denby Dale Road. There’s a visible tide mark of foliage, sediment and rubbish around the high water-mark up the junction of Horbury Road and Dewsbury Road.

Photos are here.