Half Moon Pub & Lane - August 11th status

The Half Moon have thanked everyone on social media for offers to help get the pub open soon but can't say when this might be for at least another 10 days. In great part because of the building's listed status - lots of consultants (incl English Heritage) need to come out and survey the damage in order to help decide the best way to dry out. Putting the building back together will depend on working out what needs replacing. Thames Water yesterday (10th) said from its Herne Hill Baptist Church HQ that it will take at least another week to clear off repairs in Half Moon Lane.


Remarkable photo shared by a Herne Hill Forum FB reader!

Zara shared this "bird's eye view" photo of the calamity with us on FB a short while ago & also wrote: "Flatmate Pippa took this photo yesterday from our roof. We live above Pedder so right by where the pipe burst. I think in spite of all the damage this pic shows what a beautiful little part of London Herne Hill is. Hopefully we'll all be back on track soon!" We second that beautiful sentiment Zara!




Aftermath - day after the flood in pictures + trader, traffic news

Lots of queries for aftermath status images, so here you go. Day after the flood and Half Moon Lane remains closed to traffic and difficult for pedestrians between Winterbrook and Stradella. As of 4pm today almost all shops both sides of the Half Moon Lane parade after Herne Hill A215 heading east remain shut. Some are locked up with water damage visible on floors, a few are currently being pumped. We spoke to the proprietors of Tales on Moon Lane who were just getting their cellar and shopfloor drained by flood services. They said they really weren't open for business because they still don't have power and there's no way to make change - but could agree to a sale if a customer had exact change. Also, they've removed all their electronics. Insurance will cover losses, but they said they weren't sure how much "work day" loss will be covered. Elswhere, Number 22 is shut and like other shops you can still see pooled water on their floor. Again no power, so lots of ice chests about. We spoke with Simon at the Half Moon Pub and he expects to be out of business for between 2-3 weeks - larger premises, greater damage, cellar still flooded.

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