Six horses rescued in flood drama.TRAINER Patrick Haslam Patrick Haslam is a racehorse trainer based in Middleham. raised the alarm which led to the rescue of six horses-among them 13-year-old Sir Peter Lely Sir Peter Lely (14 September, 1618 - 30 November, 1680) was a painter of Dutch origin. He was the most popular portrait artist in England from soon after he arrived in the country in the 1640s to his death. , fourth in the 1996 Martell Grand National-after parts of Middleham were
badly hit by flooding over the weekend, writes Roy Briggs.
Hundreds of acres around Middleham were left under water in the worst flooding to hit the racing centre for almost 20 years after the River Ure The River Ure is a river in North Yorkshire, England. It is the principal river of Wensleydale, which is the only one of the famous Yorkshire Dales now named after a village rather than its river. The old name for the valley derived from the river name was Yoredale. burst its banks following
three days of incessant rain.
Local farrier farrier
a person skilled in the techniques of making, fitting and remodeling horseshoes, including hot and cold fitting, orthopedic shoeing. Doug Gemmeson told how the alarm was raised by Haslam, who rang his door bell at 3am on Sunday morning Sunday Morning may refer to:
Gemmeson said: "Patrick brought a couple of staff and, between us, we managed to round up the horses and lead them on to higher ground. They were up to their knees in water when we arrived.
"The whole operation took us about an hour and the rain never stopped. On my way there, the main road which passed Mark Johnston's yard was like a torrent.
"While we were saving the horses, farm workers were out in canoes rescuing cattle and sheep, although some livestock was lost."
In a separate incident, former trainer Alan Harrison was lucky to escape unharmed when a 4ft stone wall collapsed under the pressure of floodwater flood·wa·ter
The water of a flood. Often used in the plural.
floodwater n → aguas fpl (de la inundación)
floodwater n and his car was caught up in a "tidal wave".
Harrison, who now runs a taxi business at Middleham
after quitting racing four years ago, was on his way to pick up a fare shortly before 2am on Sunday when the incident
occurred just outside the Yorkshire Racing Centre.
He said yesterday: "The road was partially flooded and, as I drove slowly along, a section of wall just five yards ahead suddenly started to cave in To fall in and leave a hollow, as earth on the side of a well or pit.
To submit; to yield.
- H. Kingsley.
See also: Cave Cave from the build-up of water behind it from the overflowing river, and large stones collapsed towards me.
"Within seconds, the vehicle was under water-it was up to the windows and the engine seized up. I managed to scramble out to get help, wading waist-deep through the water."