Club hit for six as wind destroys roof
PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 November 2013
HIGH winds at the weekend caused havoc for some living in North Somerset.
Avon Fire and Rescue Service was called to more than 40 weather-related incidents over night on Saturday, with strong winds causing a number of trees and electricity poles to fall down.
In Easton-in-Gordano, members of the village cricket club were devastated to see the new roof recently fitted to their clubhouse off Martcombe Road had been ripped off and blown into a neighbouring field.
The club had worked hard to raise the £7,000 needed to install the replacement roof, with their efforts simply blown away in one evening.
In Clevedon, a high tide and winds led to The Beach being closed to traffic as waves smashed over the sea wall and, in Congresbury, a small electricity pole fell into some trees causing a fire and leaving some homes without power.
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