A Very High Tide in Parkgate, Little Neston and Burton
|Published: 6th December 2013 08:39|
A rare sight greeted the many residents and visitors who had gathered to view the predicted High Tide at Parkgate on Thursday.
The inclement weather conditions - high winds and torrential rain - combined to create a storm surge with the tide coming up and over the wall for the first time in several years.
Reports came in of 'wild waves' and small animals washed onto the the road.
Many of you have been sending in your photographs, here they are.....
A stunning shot from Anna Oakden, taken at around 2pm:
Great couple of photos from Russ Brooks on Facebook:
Thank you to Ruth Hall for the photo below:
Thankfully, the brand new Christmas Tree on the Donkey Stand survived the winds. Thank you to Roy Wilson for this photo:
Another from Roy shows how much clearing up will now need to be carried out:
And some handy chaps making a start!
The next six are from Bernard Rose, starting with one of Roy!
Two photos below taken from the window of Angellina Gems on The Parade (thank you to Shaina Myers):
The next six from Gaynor Newman:
One from Anne-Marie Jones, taken from the Old Quay at lunchtime:
The Aftermath by Rob Clive:
And more of the aftermath, from Alex Hill:
Meanwhile, down at Denhall Lane in Burton, the new Net's Café may be needing a new A board after the old one was last seen disappearing under the incoming tide. Thanks to Teri Saxon for the three photos below.
Over at Marshlands Road and at The Harp, Mark Edwards captured the following three images:
Also at The Harp, here's two from Ross Cameron, the second one showing several inches of water inside the pub. Apparently his wife Sue had to give up her afternoon snooze to go and help clean up!
Two more near The Harp, this time from Rob Clive...locals desperately clearing the way to the pub!
Below is a video sent in by Phil Pritchard, taken at Quayside, Little Neston (if viewing on a mobile device, you may need to click here to see it):