When one month's worth of rain fell on the Yorkshire Dales at the end of July, one pub landlady was forced to cling on to furniture to save herself.
Floodwater rushed through Roweena Hutchinson's bar in the village of Langthwaite, at one point rising to five feet, knocking her over.
But despite the devastation it caused, Roweena vowed she would re-build and re-open for Christmas.
That pledge became reality - when the Red Lion served its first festive drinks today.
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