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Flooding creates Lowry hotel ‘beach'

28 December 2015 by
Flooding creates Lowry hotel ‘beach'

Flooding in Manchester has led to the creation of a "beach" behind the city's five-star Lowry hotel.

What looked like a sandy beach was created after flood waters from the nearby River Irwell, which burst its banks on Boxing Day, subsided, leaving silt and debris behind on a paved area behind the five-star hotel.

The hotel itself has not been affected by the flooding as it is built higher than the river level, and last night it played host to the Manchester United squad ahead of today's match against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Image: @GordoManchester and @MrVikas (Twitter)

Meanwhile, the Manchester Evening News reported that the nearby Mark Addy pub, which also sits on the banks of the River Irwell, may never reopen after flooding caused nearly £200,000 worth of damage.

The pub is named after the Salford champion oarsman, swimmer, and publican who saved 50 people from drowning in the Irwell.

It was refurbished in 2014. Owner Allen Caldwell told the paper that the business had no insurance for flooding because no-one would cover it.

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