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Wet Weekend: Cambridge Floods, Curry Night and Ipswich Monsoon - 10th September 2005

There hadn't been that much in the way of rain for a while, so an afternoon torrent soon floods the junction of Milton Road and the Science Park in Cambridge. Later, it's off to Ipswich to meet up with old Suffolk County Council mates Andrew and Russell, initially at the Grinning Rat pub (or the "Rinning Grat") for a couple of beers - where there's almost a Continental vibe in the air - and then on to Dakha Diner on Tacket Street in Ipswich for some reliably good nosh. The following day, after crashing over at Andrew's, it's in to Ipswich to grab a few more photos of Urban Decay, including some of the shop that gave Nosher food poisoning from a Saltfish bagel in 1997, and then a few pics of people caught out in what seems to becoming almost a UK monsoon season. Later, there's a diversion to Wortham to see what looks like a derelict cottage but where someone is actually still living, apparently. Finally, a balloon goes up over at the Oaksmere

next album: The Banham Barrel Beer Bash, Banham, Norfolk - 17th September 2005
previous album: Dead Transport Artefacts: Abandoned Petrol Station and Little Chef, Kentford, Suffolk - 8th September 2005

2005 A car negotiates Lake Milton

A car negotiates Lake Milton

2005 The flooded junction

The flooded junction

2005 Another car braves the floods

Another car braves the floods

2005 A fish's-eye view

A fish's-eye view

2005 The flood covers the whole width of Milton Road

The flood covers the whole width of Milton Road

2005 The beer garden of the Grinning Rat in Ipswich

The beer garden of the Grinning Rat in Ipswich

2005 Russell points out one of two plant-pots from the old SCC offices

Russell points out one of two plant-pots from the old SCC offices

2005 In the Dakha Diner, pre-ambling on Bombay mix

In the Dakha Diner, pre-ambling on Bombay mix

2005 Andrew in the Dakha

Andrew in the Dakha

2005 Andrew and Russell

Andrew and Russell

2005 The lads raise a beer

The lads raise a beer

2005 The tables of the restaurant are strangely empty for a Friday night

The tables of the restaurant are strangely empty for a Friday night

2005 Saturday morning: Andrew mills about

Saturday morning: Andrew mills about

2005 Andrew points to Milo

Andrew points to Milo

2005 Milo miaows by the door

Milo miaows by the door

2005 Feeding the fish

Feeding the fish

2005 Andrew points to one of his prized marrows, crammed up the side of the garage

Andrew points to one of his prized marrows, crammed up the side of the garage

2005 Andrew's marrows

Andrew's marrows

2005 The back of the house

The back of the house

2005 Milo

Milo

2005 Andrew's garden

Andrew's garden

2005 Milo peers out from his favourite hiding place

Milo peers out from his favourite hiding place

2005 The remains of the Ipswich Bagel Bakery

The remains of the Ipswich Bagel Bakery

2005 More dereliction on Upper Orwell Street

More dereliction on Upper Orwell Street

2005 On the opposite side of Upper Orwell Street, the closed-down 'Fruits of the Earth'

On the opposite side of Upper Orwell Street, the closed-down 'Fruits of the Earth'

2005 Another sad, failed, shop

Another sad, failed, shop

2005 A bunch of Rude Boys hang outside the closed-down Ice Bar (which used to be Opium, which used to be Global Net Café...)

A bunch of Rude Boys hang outside the closed-down Ice Bar (which used to be Opium, which used to be Global Net Café...)

2005 Outside Ice Bar

Outside Ice Bar

2005 Ipswich monsoon season strikes

Ipswich monsoon season strikes

2005 More rain

More rain

2005 Wet cobbles

Wet cobbles

2005 It's truly lashing

It's truly lashing

2005 Umbrellas and buggies

Umbrellas and buggies

2005 The derelict cottage in Wortham

The derelict cottage in Wortham

2005 There's actually someone living in it

There's actually someone living in it

2005 A balloon goes up at the Oaksmere

A balloon goes up at the Oaksmere

2005 The passengers pile into the basket

The passengers pile into the basket

2005 The balloon lifts off

The balloon lifts off

2005 It's up, up and away

It's up, up and away

2005 A carpet of dead leaves

A carpet of dead leaves

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A car negotiates Lake Milton