Sunday, 22 July: Tewkesbury “like a war zone, with water treatment plant
Tuesday, 24 July: Last night, “100 firefighters and 150 Royal Marines and Gurkhas saved the day,” and we were assured flood had peaked. However, still much concern about sewage in water apparently not yet receding in “watery ghost towns” so put suitcases back up before departing for day at Blenheim Palace (On the left are Keara and a friend from California in the maze there). Sun shone, birds sang; we had a splendid day. Suitcases back down when we got back.