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Mr Monkey takes a York boat tour, 26th February

"I don't think I'd like to live somewhere that expects to be flooded"

Mr Monkey looking at houses along the river Mr Monkey looking at the York Guildhall

York tends to get flooded if there's a lot of rain in the hills, and the pilot of the boat pointed out the flood defences - watertight doors to the gardens - along the river above Lendal Bridge. After going under the bridge Mr Monkey saw the Guildhall, built in the 15th century as a meeting place for York's guilds and almost destroyed in a Luftwaffe raid in 1942. Mr Monkey spotted the scorch marks left on the outside wall when incendaries gutted the building.

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