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Monday, 27 November, 2000, 13:17 GMT
In pictures: Record-breaking rains
England and Wales have suffered the wettest autumn since records began 234 years ago. BBC News Online looks back at the soggiest autumn since 1766.

York racecourse on the Knavesmire
Making the most of a Sunday day trip to York racecourse

Bath Rugby Club
Muddier than usual at Bath Rugby Club

Bewdley
In Bewdley, Worcestershire, 200 homes and businesses are under several feet of water

Soldiers ferry school children through the floodwaters
Soldiers ferry schoolchildren through the floodwaters

cyclist
Pedal power: An all-weather form of transport

flooded station
Crippled rail services are further set back by flooded railway lines

children wait for bus
Children wait as their school bus struggles through rising waters at Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton, Somerset

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