Queen guitarist Brian May returned home from a day out at The Royal Holloway College only to be confronted with a right mess throughout the bottom floor of his home.
Brian documented the mess on his Instagram page.
"We came back to horror in our house. The whole bottom floor had been inundated with a sewage overflow - which has covered our carpets, rugs and all kinds of precious (to us) things in a stinking sludge. It’s disgusting, and actually quite heartbreaking. It feels like we were have been invaded, desecrated." Brian wrote in the caption of his Instagram post.
"Anita had a lifetime of memorabilia on the floor of our basement - and most of it is sodden and ruined. I had rescued all my most treasured childhood photo albums and scrapbooks from my studio house because it was threatened with a forest fire some months ago. Where did I put it all for safety ? In the basement here in Kensington. Irony."
"Today it turned into a sodden mess. I’m devastated - this stuff is only ‘things’ - but it feels like Back to the Future when the photograph fades - feels like a lot of my past has been wiped out. I’m angry. Historically, for 150 years, Kensington has never flooded due to rainwater. Why did this happen ? It’s almost certainly the result of all the basement building that has been plaguing this area for the past 10 years. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council was warned years ago that sinking so many deep basement extensions would obstruct the aquifers underneath our living space and render the drainage system ineffective."
Poor Brian! We totally get his frustration. All the best for the clean up, Bri.