Torkington Street floods Stamford

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Topic Originator: John
Post Date July 4, 2005 @ 5:41 PM
 Torkington Street floods Stamford
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 Torkington Street floods Stamford
 Torkington Street floods Stamford
 Torkington Street floods Stamford

July 4, 2005 @ 5:41 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

When I was young I lived near to Torkington Street in Stamford and about once a year when we had a heavy downpour the road flooded.  It became impassable and a whole gang of youngsters would congregate and paddle in it in their wellies.  All their toy boats would be brought out and a good time was had by all.  All that is except the people living in the houses.  I am not sure if the houses got flooded.  One year the Stamford Mercury sent a photographer to take a picture of "the flood" and it appeared in the paper.  The problem was then put right and everyone was happy.  We kids did miss that flood each year as we didn't get to sail our boats any more.

November 16, 2007 @ 6:43 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Lived in Reform St in 1950s and remember when both Torkington and Reform St were unmade roads. I don't remember the floods though.

John do you remember the piece of land at corner of Reform/Torkington Streets on which there was an old single deck bus (green I think) and a large old van which were used for several years as living accommodation. The land was later used for storage of scrap agricultural machinery by Power Farming.

Dianne Vine
May 13, 2016 @ 4:29 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I wonder if you remember my Great Aunt, Ida Dumford and her husband Cyril, they lived at 41 Reform Street, I think it was owned by a Miss Dear but my Aunt's family had lived there probably since at least the 1920's.

Roger Partridge
May 13, 2016 @ 8:19 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Dianne, I recall the name Dumford, but unfortunately don't remember your great aunt or uncle. A lot of the houses in Reform Street were owned by Warner Pond and his father who lived on Casterton Road, but they may not have owned No. 41.

Barry Collins
October 2, 2016 @ 10:23 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

I remember Mr & Mrs Dumford at 41 we lived at 43 I was bitten by their dog .I think Ida Deer owned the houses up to the passage and Warner Pond the others.Roger lived on the other side of Reform st with the monkey puzzle tree in garden where the two new houses are.

Roger Partridge
October 4, 2016 @ 9:17 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Hello Barry, how are you. I remember you and your 3 younger brothers,Graham, Malcolm and Peter.