When it rains in England, it RAINS. After a couple days, the stream coming from the castle grounds floods. It's the central point of entertainment for local people, and they gather around the 'mere' for a long leisurely exhibition. Cars happen upon the flood, then hesitate while they decide whether to drive through it or not, and then either U-turn or plow through. Everyone watches the cars, eager to see if they choose to run away or plow through, and kids cheer when they go for it. Good wholesome fun! Today a few vans had to be towed out, and another couple came out the other side with billows of smoke coming from their 'bonnets' (hoods)! it was a good day for us all.
The scene today
Same scene, 100 years ago!