On 25th June 2007 heavy rain caused what some are calling a once in a 100 years event.
The River Don engulfed Nursery Street pouring down into the Wicker and all surrounding streets before flowing fast through the Wicker Arches into Savile Street, cutting Burngreave off from the rest of the city.
The last time the Wicker was lost to the River Don was 1864, when 240 people died following the collapse of the Dale Dyke dam. See our article The Great Flood.
Two lives were tragically lost in Sheffield during this year’s flood, including Burngreave resident Peter Harding.
Also this month…
We report on how people and businesses have been affected by the floods. See our articles on:
Most people in Burngreave escaped damage to their homes, though Bolsover Road residents were not so lucky – see Evacuation on Bolsover Road.
The Race Equality Council, normally based in the SYAC building, have found a temporary home at the Burngreave New Deal for Communities office, where you can contact them for their usual support and service – see Race Equality Council displaced by floods.
More photos of the flood
More photos of the floods and the aftermath in: