All hands to the pump at Durham ARC

Durham ARC

The recent heavy rains resulted in the worst floods in Durham in living memory. The Durham ARC clubhouse which is normally just above the floodwater levels was subject to the full force of the river.

River in flood

Club captain, Mark Bell, arranged for Durham County Council to deliver sandbags and this helped to slow the ingress of water. Club members and friends cleared the floors of furniture and other valuable items thus keeping damage to a minimum.

River in normal state

The water level dropped rapidly throughout Saturday afternoon and an herculean cleaning effort meant that a wedding booked in the clubhouse for that evening could go ahead as planned.  Our thanks and well done to all involved.

Photographs of the floods can be viewed at

Report and photos from Richard Mortimer
Durham ARC