photos by Michael Martin and Jimmy Burke. Hastings Observer.
Wendy Weaver… Lost almost all of our roof in the 87 storm.
Gill Harrod… Todays storm certainly similar!
Matt Thomas… Gill, I don’t think nowhere near in comparison
Tara Reddy… Many roofing businesses started up that year!!
Lorna Brazier… And that’s just a small fraction of the damage across Hastings & St Leonards in 87.
Christopher Parry… I was at sea during that storm,I’m just saying. I remember those days!
Monica Bane… Great pics, Still have the newspaper from that year!
Paul Collins… Looks like a piano landed on the roof of The Cricketers
Steve Beerling… I was working on the building as a labourer in the 87 storm and remember going up ladders the next morning repairing roofs and it was still pretty blowy up on them. Pretty daunting.
Alan Frost… I had just painted the cooling towers at Gatwick when the storm hit, my manager and myself were on top of the cooling towers tieing down a sheet to stop the rain washing our paintwork off
Ian Johnson… I remember that storm I put my Grandads roof back on the next day in the rain with Ivan
Amanda Hilton… I’d been at work as a control Operator for East Sussex Fire Brigade for 6 weeks it was a massive learning curve. Nothings fazed me after that. I retired after 34 years service .
Nicola Dobson… Worst night of my life
Broadoak Studios… I slept through that one!
Neil Cartwright… Our fence picked up and flew like a frisbee into our conservatory.
Dawn… Slept through it and total shock when I woke up. My dad however, worked through the night at Beauport Caravan Site to keep everyone safe. Lots of trees down – Scary stuff!