Having seen plenty of floods so far this year, this is a topical letter from the County Times of 1914.
“Dear sir, During the last day or two there has been a flood at Warnham station.
“In one place the road was covered with water for about 100 yards. The depth was from six to seven inches.
“The water rushed over the road at such force that it was impossible to ride a bicycle through it even for those that wished to do so.
“Now I think this is a disgrace because it could be remedied.
“If those in charge would order the flood gates at Warnham Mill to be opened the water would soon go, but no such thing; they would sooner see little schololchildren walk through, and perhaps catch their death of colds, than open the flood gates and lose a few fish.”