St. Anthony's safe in York flooding

Stonebow, looking towards the University student accommodation building.

10 a.m., 27 December: St. Anthony's Hall, The Guild's headquarters, is safe amid the flooding affecting York.

The River Foss, which flows under the bridge at the end of Peasholme Green, broke its banks last night when floodwater entered the pumping room and affected the pumps which usually prevent the Foss from flooding.  Roads around St. Anthony's are impassable: Huntington Road, Foss Islands Road, Jewbury and Stonebow are all affected.

However, St. Anthony's stands on a rise and the floodwater is currently about 50 yards away.  The ground floor of the hall is reached by a flight of steps, so the water would have to rise by a considerable amount to affect St. Anthony's.

Staff will keep a watching brief on the state of the floods and will take action should the quilt collection be threatened by the flood water.