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Flooding on Station Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, c 1927

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:Chesterfield, Whittington Moor
:Station Road
:Flooding on Station Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, c 1927
:c 1927
:John Manning
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A lorry braves the floodwaters on Station Road on the approach to Whittington Hill and Old Whittington. The photographer is probably standing on the slightly raised bridge over the River Whitting (the cause of the inundation) and is looking south-west towards Chesterfield.

The buildings to the left formed the street frontage of Whittington Gasworks. The Whittington Gas Company was formed in 1865 and supplied Old and New Whittington, Old and New Brimington, Whittington Moor and Brimington Common. It was acquired by Chesterfield Corporation in 1921.

Completely invisible due to the water is the level crossing with the ex-Midland Railway goods only branch line to Sheepbridge and Barlow; however, the gatekeeper's lodge can be seen above and to the left of the lorry.

Website contributor John Cuttriss adds (December 2013): 'I can remember the house on the right quite well. It was before the railway crossing. One of the first buiildings on the left belonged to the railway I believe and stood there till recent times. After that there was the crossing and then a small building which I seem to remember was a 'Weigh Bridge'. After that I cannot recall anything until you get to the main railway line London/Sheffield. Just before the bridge there were some terraced houses (maybe six) then a very low wooden dwelling. All were occupied in the 'fifties and early 'sixties as I remember'.