It has been one month since flooding caused chaos across Huddersfield and Calderdale.

The Boxing Day floods ruined homes, businesses, wreaked havoc on canals and waterways and badly damaged Elland's historic bridge.

One month on from the flooding, we've taken a look at how affected areas are recovering and the efforts of communities and businesses to recover.

Brighouse

The River Calder in Brighouse overflowed, shutting another popular pub and restaurant the Old Mill in Wakefield Road, near Cooper Bridge, and the Premier Inn next door.

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Watch: Flooding in Brighouse

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An 86-year-old man was also rescued from his flooded Brighouse home — David Hardaker made his escape by canoe!

Watch Davod Hardaker's rescue

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ROKT climbing gym was also underwater and launched an appeal for help while cracks in Brighouse Bridge appeared to get worse, hastening repair work.

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ROKT Climbing Gym, Brighouse, was hit by the floods
ROKT Climbing Gym, Brighouse, was hit by the floods

Watch: Repairs to Brighouse Bridge

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What the floods epitomised was the fabulous community response. People came together to clean up their communities — as can be seen in the gallery below.

Elland

In Elland, Park Road bore the brunt as the Calder and Hebble Navigation overflowed, turning the road into a river. Homes were left devastated.

Watch Lee Shaw's video of Boxing Day floods in Elland

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A hot tub floated away but has been recovered and will be repaired by kind-hearted experts. Canal boats were also sunk and grounded.

Elland Bridge was also damaged, huge cracks appearing in the road surface.

Watch Mark Bull's drone video of Elland Bridge

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Closure of the bridge left the town cut in two. It took the best part of a month for temporary footbridges to be installed to ease the pressure on locals.

Watch: Reporter David Himelfield walks across the new (temporary) Elland Bridge)

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Businesses in and around the bridge were also badly affected.

But once more the community came together to help repair damage — volunteers joined a mass clean-up effort on the flood-hit Calder & Hebble Navigation in Elland on Saturday.

The Canal & River Trust, the charity which looks after 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales, organised a clean up in the wake of the devastating floods .

Volunteers turned out in force to clean up the canal between Elland Lock and Park Nook lock. A towpath was repaired and a dry stone wall rebuilt.

Watch the volunteers in action

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Mirfield

The River Calder burst its banks in Mirfield, engulfing the Ship Inn in Steanard Lane, where the clean up had just started after a flood two weeks earlier.

The popular pub and restaurant is now closed until at least March but company bosses have vowed to re-open.

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The Ship has flooded several times down the years, as has Battyeford playing fields, now home to Battyeford Sporting Club in Huddersfield Road.

Flood-struck Battyeford Sporting Club playing fields

Floodwater also engulfed the clubhouse, forcing a big clean up operation.

In Station Road, Mirfield, the railway bridge was impassable and the nearby Lowlands allotments were also flooded for the second time in as many weeks.

Across the road Holme Bank Mills was also hit, and teams of volunteers helped Mirfield Mill Carpets get back on its feet.

Watch volunteer tackle flood damage at allotments

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Volunteers also turned out to help remove debris after the floodwater receded from the allotments.

Back in 2007, the last major flood, there was a layer of mud deposited which actually boosted crops the following year!