This is the Cottage next door to the Post Office at Knightwick, Ted Morris' and his family lived here. They always suffered the floods worse than us as the front of the Post Office was almost as high as the wall in front of their cottage, meaning that before the water entered our house there would be almost
two foot inside theirs. On one of the years I believe before I was born the river flooded so high that it entered the bedrooms of the cottage and was almost five to seven risers high on our staircase. I never experienced anything that bad while I was there. This cottage no longer exists as Henry Walker, who owned the property had it demolished to build a retirement house there for himself and his wife to live in. It was built on higher foundations which must help to keep the floods at bay, but it's possible that they still get in on very high ones.


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