26 June 2007
The day after the big flood.

The Folk Train was cancelled.

At 3:30 pm the National Rail enquiries website was still reporting that the situation with Northern Rail was that the Sheffield - Grindleford service was suspended. Customers were advised not to travel. I was aware that the only service operating out of Sheffield was the local service up the Hope Valley but I believed that it would be irresponsible to use our usual train, firstly because we might be occupying space required by those requiring to travel urgently - London passengers were going via Manchester - and secondly, because there was no guarantee that there would be no disruption to our return journey.

To illustrate the problems in Sheffield, here's a picture of The Farfield by Hillfoot Bridge. The river should be flowing under the bridge to the left of the view.

Photo by Tony Canning

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