Force of nature

MY gran, who lives in Wyton village, was waiting for a bus to get to Huntingdon on the afternoon of the mini-hurricanes when she got caught in heavy rain. She got so soaked she decided to go back to her house to change. As she headed back to the house, sh

MY gran, who lives in Wyton village, was waiting for a bus to get to Huntingdon on the afternoon of the mini-hurricanes when she got caught in heavy rain. She got so soaked she decided to go back to her house to change. As she headed back to the house, she was caught in a freak wind.

Her bungalow is only 500 yards from the bus stop but the wind was so strong that she was knocked down three times. She was blown into a hedge, and then blown into a bench and then finally blown over flat. There was nobody around to help her at all.

She has some bruises now to show for it but she can see the funny side of it. She is 84 and says she has never seen winds like that before in the ­village.

DICKON HARRIS, Surbiton, Surrey


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