King's Arms flood levels by jesika2

King's Arms flood levels

When York floods, which it does several times a year, the King's Arms pub on King's Staithe, is the one always shown on the telly. The cellars, pumps, electrics and all essentials, are upstairs. The bar & benches are stone with removable fittings. The river frontage has a flood barrier and entry is through the side door. But sometimes all their efforts to keep the river out fail. The highest level shown is from the November 2000 flood, at 5.4 metres. Despite having lived in York since 1975, my only look inside was in 2010 when a friend visited.
I would love to visit and see that for myself! To know that you are always going to have to deal with flooding seems a bit daunting to me but I guess they are used to it.
April 6th, 2018  
@stownsend Yes, Suzie. The City is usually well prepared with removable flood barriers to homes & buildings and the Army is always at hand for sandbagging.
April 6th, 2018  
Wow, cool place.
April 7th, 2018  
@joev Like much of York, it's a few centuries old, not sure how old and is on the telly several times a year. There is a similar water mark on the nearby bridge. It's a bit scary when you see how high the water comes some years.
April 8th, 2018  
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