January 31, 2020 9.41 am This story is over 22 months old

Charity morning to reconnect Lincoln villages cut off by flooding

“Missed your friends from ‘across the water’?”

Lincoln villagers cut off from their friends for almost three months by flooding will reunite with a charity coffee morning.

Short Ferry Road in Fiskerton near Lincoln was submerged in water for more than two months when the Barlings Eau burst its banks, stranding communities either side and marooning a farm.

It reopened to cars on January 27.

The Tyrwhitt Arms at Short Ferry will host the event on Saturday, February 1 and donate any money raised to Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

A poster from the pub reads: “Missed your friends from ‘across the water’? Come and join us for a coffee morning to reconnect with the ‘other side of Lincolnshire.'”

It will have a 10am start and tickets are available from £2.50 per person but children go free.

They will also have a small raffle and have asked people to come with any leftover chocolates from Christmas.

The Barlings Eau, 5 miles east of Lincoln, was breached & flooded land around Short Ferry. Photo: TheDroneMan.net

Short Ferry Road near Lincoln reopened on Monday, January 27 after Lincolnshire County Council tests revealed the road was stable and safe to be used again.

A breach of the Barlings Eau on November 9, five miles east of Lincoln, saw more than 1,000 acres of farmland and the road submerged underwater.

Farmers saw their crops and land ruined and their home marooned.

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