Those of you who live in England may have seen the National Trust’s Wordsworth House in Cockermouth on the news over the weekend, as reports have come in of the terrible flood damage and devastation up in Cumbria, caused by the foot of rain that fell over a 24 hour-period. The damage to the region was heaviest in the town of Cockermouth, where property team and volunteers for the Wordsworth House worked around the clock during the flooding to protect the house (which lies on the banks of the River Derwent) and safeguard its beautiful contents. The speed and strength of the flood tore down a 3 metre wall around the front garden, and although the handsome Georgian townhouse is still intact, like many buildings in the flooded region, it has sustained substantial structural damage. If you would like to make a donation toward the emergency safeguarding efforts, please donate to the National Trust’s Lake District Flood Appeal.