Pebble Mill flood – photos by Marie Phillips











Photo by Marie Phillips, no reproduction without permission.

In summer 1987 a massive water pipe ruptured in Selly Park and flooded the playing field, BBC Club, front car park and part of the Pershore Road.

The Club was out of action for several months, whilst the building dried out.  The Club transferred back to the 2nd floor of the Pebble Mill office block whilst the refurbishment took place.

The photo shows the flooded playing fields, with the Club building visible in the bottom left hand corner, and the Pershore Road behind.  It was taken from the main office block.

BBC Club Flood 1987

The BBC Club at Pebble Mill was badly flooded in 1987 when a massive water pipe ruptured somewhere nearby.  Very quickly the terrace where staff had been drinking and eating was underwater, followed by the little car park at the front of the building, and then the building itself.  The Club was out of action for several months whilst the building dried out and was repaired and redecorated.

Thanks to Gail Herbert, Chair of the BBC Club for many years, for making the photos available.

Gail comments: “The lady wading on the patio is Joyce Latham. I’m the one with only a shirt on in the lounge & Linda Parsonage is to the left of me. Can’t remember the names of the other two but they were bar staff.”

Please add a comment if you remember the flood at the Club.

Flooded Terrace at the BBC Club