PHOTOS: Flash floods hit the Dales — a year on

A year ago today torrential rain over parts of Swaledale and Wensleydale caused unprecedented flash flooding.

The floods were the worst in living memory and caused damage to homes, businesses, roads and bridges, with the towns and villages of Reeth, Fremington, Grinton, Bellerby and Leyburn particularly affected.

Remote communities in Arkengarthdale were also hit.

Twelve months on and some residents are still dealing with the consequences of the flooding.

Richmond photographer Guy Carpenter was in Swaledale when the heavens opened and captured these photos on the day and over the following days and weeks of recovery and reconstruction: