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How dreadful to hear of these devastatingly strong winds. I well remember driving through Bushy Park near Hampton Court on the morning after the great hurricane of October 1987. Mature trees had been felled like nine pins, and once impressive avenues of trees lining he road through the park were destroyed!

Good luck with your clear-up operation Pippa. Perhaps you'll now have an opportunity for some new tree planting.


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  • So sorry to hear of your tornado damage Pippa - it is so scary isn't it and we are so helpless. We moved here the week of the hurricane in 1987 and were very lucky to escape with little damage but very frightening. This year so far it is my lovely Wisteria which has suffered. Here is hoping for all of us that these awful winds die down soon
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