Author: MainFlood

Town revival must start now, says Mytholmroyd business

While customers are sympathetic to businesses affected by the floods, they can’t always wait for normal service to be resumed. When they start buying elsewhere, it can be hard to win them back. “If you can’t respond to their needs

Hammad: “It was like a tsunami,” says Mytholmroyd Business-owner

Three times Basharat Hussein tried to get into his flooded takeaway in Mytholmroyd. But the water was so high, it wasn’t until two days later that he could see the destruction. “It was horrific. You’d have thought a tsunami had

Todmorden Toy and Model Museum: Income Lost But a Rarity Found

It takes a lot to see any good news when you’ve lost thousands of pounds of irreplaceable items, but Mike Wollerton of Todmorden Toy and Model Museum is an unusual character. “I’m a jolly feller and it takes a lot

Valley Organics: Chest-high Water Destroys Workers’ Co-op

Inundated with chest-high, filthy floodwaters, Valley Organics in Hebden Bridge could save only a fraction of its stock. Fridges, displays, tills and shelving were ruined too. With no insurance, the bill will come to well over £20,000. It’d be hard

Valley Fuels: Indirect Effects of the Flood Hit All Businesses

Ruined equipment, lost stock, premises gutted … and there’s more. Even businesses relatively unscathed by the Boxing Day floods are feeling the effects. And not least because gangs of thieves are targeting properties left vulnerable. This autumn, Paul Jackson took

Golden Lion: Roof-top Rescue for Thriving Todmorden Pub

When pubs all over the country have closed down, the Golden Lion in Todmorden has been brought back to life thanks to the energy of new manager Matthanee ‘Gig’ Nivalongse. And floods won’t stop her. Gig took over the pub