Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Stormy Brighton

Cor! It was a bit windy yesterday. I nearly lost a Starbucks coffee to a passing gale, which at £2.05 a pop would have meant I'd have had to approach a passing loan shark to cough up the dosh for another. Initially I'd had visions of repeat of 1987 and thank goodness, it really wasn't that bad. Look at this picture from My Brighton and Hove of 2 lamposts from 1987. It really was wind at its mightiest that night! They look quite romantic actually - a kind of phone box embrace...!

So, where were you on the night on the 87 hurricane (if you're old enough)? I was doing my A levels, was generally a bit stroppy and slept through the whole thing, thanks to my lethargic teenage leanings at the time. I walked to college oblivious to the whole thing and wondered why it was closed and no-one was about. I did manage to wonder why there were trees and beach huts everywhere, but it still didn't seem to phase me that much!
Anyone else have any stories?


1 comment:

VisitBrighton: said...

Well I was only 5 so I slept through it all as well, but I remember the next morning my sister and I had to share the front seat of the car as the back window had been smashed and there was glass all over the back seat