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After the snow came the floods

Loughborough Monitor - 20th March 1947

At Quorn, Mr A W Hincks, landlord of the "White Horse" Inn, had watched flood water fill his cellars and cover his ground floor three times during the past eighteen months.

Last week he built concrete walls around the doorways to keep the water out, and was preparing to laugh when the "Loughborough Monitor" rang to ask what conditions were like at the cross-roads. There was no answering chuckle when I did get through (writes a "Monitor" reporter), but a very loud groan. The water had seeped through, and in some parts even flowed over the 18-inch high walls; and for the fourth time in two winters the inn was flooded.

An original of the photograph that appeared with this article, was kindly lent to Quorn Village On-line Museum for scanning, by Barry Montgomery, who was landlord of the White Horse pub from 1982.

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 Submitted on: 2009-08-03
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 472
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