A Rather Damp Comparison

If you’ve had half an eye on the national news (or the sky) over the past two days you’ll know that we’ve had quite a lot of rain in York. With a theatre on the edge of the River Ouse this leaves us as something of a flood risk!

We narrowly avoided water in the office this morning by about 3 inches. A huge relief, but moving everything off the floor and onto desks was still a wise idea.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time this has happened:

In 2000 we did actually get water into the building. You can tell be the greater degree of concern of Graham’s face (Graham is the one in green trousers… I’m told Antony always looked concerned). In honour of this event we decided to recreate the photo.

And to give you an idea of the scale of York’s flooding, here’s a view back out from the entrance:

and end of the road: