|Blythe Vale, June 14th 1914|
This is from a postcard, which has, 'Blythe Vale after the storm, June 14th 1914' inscribed on the back. This would make it about 6 weeks before WW1. Clearly summer from the look of the trees as well as the shirtsleeves worn by the chap on the right. The picture itself must have been quite an event given the number of people in the picture - including quite a crowd at the end of the flooding towards Stanstead Road.
Today, the drains look to be working better. As I write this, we are awaiting Storm Dennis, due to bring a month's rain in 1 day. Following already water-logged ground, lets hope the drainage does work better than it did then.