Day Two was spent sorting out the shop more and figuring out what was going on. We are really impressed with way the community has rallied together. Hebden Town Hall staying open all night as a beacon to the Community; various folk serving up free food and free drinks including Marco’s Cafe. People from far away coming and helping clear up both inside and outside the shops.
So to all of you that have helped in any way and continue to help; we would like to say a Big Thank YOU
Especially we would like to Mention Tom and Jenny Greenwood who kindly lent us a dehumidifier, Mark Dean, Electrician, who kindly sorted us out a temporary power supply. Everyone who has popped by bringing us well needed beverages and food. The list is seemingly endless. Michelle upstairs for donating tea bags to the author who was in a sea of coffee drinkers!!
Insurance have visited and told us we need to replace the wooden part of the floor that has been damaged and we are formulating other plans so please watch this space
We would also like to say thanks to Wendy and Ruby-May who dropped us a card in saying: “Dear Silly Billy, Don’t give up, don’t give in.
We will continue to support you.
We love this shop, Much Love, Wendy, Ruby-May and rest of the community”
That means a lot to us and we appreciate your thoughts at this difficult time, so much love back to you all
As the flood waters subside on Boxing Day 2015 our hearts go out to all those affected in Hebden Bridge, on Market Street, and elsewhere in the Country: Silly Billy‘s Toy Shop was badly affected by today’s flooding and we have sustained much stock damage, tomorrow we will be clearing the shop and taking up carpet etc and further assessing the damage done.
It is unlikely we will be trading tomorrow but we hope to back up and running as soon as possible so as not to disappoint any of the boys and girls. Obviously we will have less stock available than there was on Christmas Eve when we closed at 5 30pm. We are shocked by this recent spate of flooding in Hebden and elsewhere and anything we can do to help other shop keepers, house-holders or anyone who has been affected by these recent floods please get in touch.