You probably saw the news last weekend about the terrible flooding all along the Calder Valley, where I live and work. Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd were all affected. Many shops and businesses in the towns were devastated by the highest recorded flood water.


Hebden Bridge Flood 2012 by Rachel Johns


Luckily, we are not directly affected, living on a hill, but my daughter's school, a gallery I sell in and the post office I use were all out of action, having had up to 2 feet of dirty flood water coming in. I thought I ought to share some of my pictures of the event. The town really pulled together with an amazing display of community spirit and many shops have managed to reopen, again. It restored faith in human nature!


Central Street School Flooded Hebden Bridge R Johns


I want to extend my deepest sympathies to those affected in the area.

The clean up, having kids at home, and lack of a post office for a few days has affected our order processing, but I am happy to say that we have finally caught up again! Customers have been wonderfully kind and patient - I want to say a big thank you!

You can read more about it over on my blog.

Rachel x