Belated Christmas celebrations in Yalding

People living in Yalding who had their Christmas ruined by the floods will celebrate this weekend.

Christmas dinner for flood-hit Kent residents

Many of them missed their Christmas dinner due to some of the worst flooding the South East has experienced in decades, but today Yalding villagers finally got to sit down to some festive fare.

Dozens enjoyed a specially-laid on lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, even though some residents have still not moved back into their homes four months on.

We speak to Yalding residents including parish council chairman Geraldine Brown and to James Walker of the Kent Messenger Group, which organised the event.

Dreaming of a dry Christmas- villagers gather for delayed festivities

Only five months late...Christmas dinner for Yalding residents Credit: ITV Meridian

Yalding villagers have finally enjoyed their Christmas dinner, five months after flooding ruined their festive plans.

Dozens enjoyed a specially laid-on lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, even though some residents still haven't moved back into their homes

Turkey and all the trimmings Credit: ITV Meridian
Some residents are still not back in their homes Credit: ITV Meridian

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Belated Christmas celebrations in Yalding

People living in Yalding who had their Christmas ruined by the floods will celebrate this weekend.

The KM and Mid Kent College have organised a special Christmas party for local residents.

Yalding
Yalding was badly hit by the winter floods Credit: ITV Meridian

Many families in the area were forced to evacuate their homes because of rising water levels earlier this year.

Firefighters were called out to help those living in a mobile home park to safety.

And some families became trapped in their homes at The Lees.