0 Workington Reds football stadium inches from disaster

Workington Reds' stadium was only inches from disaster in the massive floods that ripped through the town over the weekend.

Thankfully, the banks that protect Borough Park from flood damage held firm, saving it from a deluge that could have caused untold damage.

"The water was six inches from coming over, according to our groundsman," said relieved chairman Humphrey Dobie. "We would have been devastated.

"But the people who built the ground showed quite a lot of foresight. It was built behind two large banks and they held.

"Where Reds used to play, Lonsdale Park, was flooded, as was the bowling club, and the cricket club was a bowling lake. On aerial shots, the only bit of green in the area was at Borough Park."

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