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Many thanks to Frank Baker who sent me this photo confirming my memory of sea water flooding Bennetts Lane in Meols.
Flooding is of course causing serious problems in parts of the country at the moment and we’re quite fortunate that here in Hoylake and Meols we’re not really affected by widespread flooding. I’d guess the area most prone to flooding is around Heron Road/Carr Farm Garden Centre? The recent storms, especially the storm surge at West Kirby and similarly at New Brighton, have demonstrated that Wirral isn’t immune to the adverse effects of bad weather. It was a big high tide again today but nothing of note has happened.
The above photo was taken in 1976. So along with flooding that particular year brought heat wave and a plague of ladybirds!
Off Bennetts Lane is Guffitts Rake …was ‘Guffitt’ a market gardener and what was so special about his rake?