On 26th December 2015, Mytholmroyd, along with other areas throughout the Calder Valley suffered from severe flooding. Our Scout HQ was one of the buildings affected, damaging a lot of our equipment; a lot of which is now beyond repair. It will be a long and difficult process getting back up and running again and we thank all of those who have volunteered their time to support the group already. Below are some images captured the day after the flooding occurred.
The line towards the top of our main door shows the height the flood waters reached – around 2 metres
The corner of Mytholmroyd Community Centre carpark where our Scout HQ is located
Just some of the damaged items and belongings that have been damaged by the flood waters
The flood water broke into the office damaging over 250 maps, Scouting books and training resources. The water was so strong it knocked over cabinets and warped the interior wall
The level the water reached on our garage – our two minibuses are housed here and could be beyond repair
Items moved by flood water in the garage
The main hall – walls, skirting boards, tables and display boards damaged. The flooring also damaged in parts by rising water – Not a pretty sight to walk into.
One of our minibuses
Our main storage cupboard – climbing gear, pioneering poles and camping gear just some of the items ruined by the flood waters