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Dozens of cars damaged at Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Twenty cars were left at the showground on Monday night, with some expected to be written off due to water damage


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Up to 50 cars were seriously damaged in floods at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair this week
Up to 50 cars were seriously damaged in floods at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair this week

Dozens of cars were left stranded in knee-high water as flooding hit the Royal Welsh Showground during this week’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

 

Scores of cars were emersed in flood water on Monday, with NFU Mutual claiming up to 50 were seriously damaged. By Wednesday afternoon, most had been recovered.

 

FG understands some of these are likely to be written off, with flood water reportedly 91cm (3ft) deep in some areas.

 

Lesley Fawcett, dairy farmer from LLandyfan, Ammanford, was at the show with her son on Monday. She told Farmers Guardian her 2014 Vauxhall Corsa worth £14,000 was likely to be written off after being recovered.

 

"I am angry because staff should have let people know what was happening," she said. "It is negligent."

 

A spokesman for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society claimed the water level rose within minutes and the committee and staff acted within protocols to make sure nobody was injured.


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