The article does describe it as "A picturesque pub housed in a 200-year-old mill building." It wouldn't make much sense to build a mill with a water wheel where there is no water.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozg...@sbcglobal.net> wrote : Kinda like building skyscrapers in an earthquake zone like San Francisco. ;-) Now they might be able to go back 200 years before the pub was built to see if there were any floods. That's what we do around here for earthquakes and floods. On 12/28/2015 06:35 PM, awoelfleba...@yahoo.com mailto:awoelfleba...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote: ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com mailto:FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> mailto:noozguru@... wrote : That's too bad but it's probably not wise to have your establishment so close to a river like than anyway. Even here local businesses were putting out sandbags last week. But flooding didn't materialize. Time to think about pulling up stakes and moving elsewhere if you are a downtown business. Between floods and earthquakes.... I think an optimist chose the site for that pub. It was a cool location but not very forward-thinking when it came to anticipating high water. On the other hand, the place had been there 200 years without incident. On 12/28/2015 02:14 PM, awoelflebater@... mailto:awoelflebater@... [FairfieldLife] wrote: I'm not sure what the locals are going to do for their evening pint. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/200-year-old-pub-collapses-into-river-as-storms-rage-across-northern-england http://news.nationalpost.com/news/200-year-old-pub-collapses-into-river-as-storms-rage-across-northern-england