CH Trees - October 1987

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CH Trees - October 1987

Post by jtaylor » Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:15 pm

Three shots from the few days after the October 1987 storms...

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:23 pm

It's amazing to think on one died and the only damaged building was the old sports centre/ swimming pool...

I think the only casualty was Mongy's car...
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Post by palgsm93 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:40 pm

Great Plum wrote:I think the only casualty was Mongy's car...
Stop making me giggle! :lol:

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Post by Vonny » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:30 pm

Good pictures - bring back a few memories for me! Mind you - I slept through the storm! :roll: :lol:

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Post by Hendrik » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:37 pm

Great Plum wrote:It's amazing to think on one died and the only damaged building was the old sports centre/ swimming pool...

I think the only casualty was Mongy's car...
if only one died, why did they get rid of them all?

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:45 pm

Sorry, no one died - not only one tree died!

About half the trees came down afaik - the rest were pretty knackered!
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Post by Vonny » Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:46 pm

I remember Adrian Matthews car was damaged - remember him coming into English that morning and he just sat there in silence.

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Post by eloisec » Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:18 pm

I remember being in the day room of Col.A watching the trees falling, with one scraping the window. The avenue looked a real mess for ages afterwards.
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Post by tobeconfirmed » Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:41 pm

amazing photos jtalyor, I guess that's one of the many experiences described on the forum that I'm glad I wasn't there for. I seen so many photos of front av before 1987, it looked so beautiful. Anyone know how long it's expected to take for the current trees to grow to the size the old ones used to be?

So I guess luckily no trees hit any members of staff's houses along the avenue then?

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Mar 03, 2005 4:33 pm

tbs wrote:amazing photos jtalyor, I guess that's one of the many experiences described on the forum that I'm glad I wasn't there for. I seen so many photos of front av before 1987, it looked so beautiful. Anyone know how long it's expected to take for the current trees to grow to the size the old ones used to be?

So I guess luckily no trees hit any members of staff's houses along the avenue then?
These trees aren't meant to get so big...

And if yellow fungus keeps afflicting them, there won't be many left soon...
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Post by srcudlipp » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:51 pm

Vonny wrote:I remember Adrian Matthews car was damaged - remember him coming into English that morning and he just sat there in silence.
I was standing there when he came out & saw his car crushed flat - he burst into tears, and we burst into fits of laughter :twisted:
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Post by Vonny » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:11 pm

srcudlipp wrote:
Vonny wrote:I remember Adrian Matthews car was damaged - remember him coming into English that morning and he just sat there in silence.
I was standing there when he came out & saw his car crushed flat - he burst into tears, and we burst into fits of laughter :twisted:
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Poor bloke - probably the best teacher I ever had. If I remember rightly he had had some other bad news at that time so he was badly affected by it all.

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Post by wurzel » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:05 pm

Actually the new block end of the classics block got damaged as well in the storm (I think Mr Martin's classroom) it had a tarp over it for weeks.

I think I have a black & White phot of torkington's Saab I'll try and find it (as well as the preceeding 2 years of lhb photos to yours and the lha ones that follow)

I was int he font downstairs study of LHA that night and the tree that came down the side towards the front door scraped down the side of our study just a bricks width away from Ed batterson's head.

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Post by cj » Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:20 pm

It's incredible to think that there wasn't more damage to the boarding houses and us inside. Those trees were too close for comfort! However like Vonny I slept throught the whole thing, so I'd have never known if I'd been squashed by a lime tree.
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Post by wurzel » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:38 pm

compared with all thecopses outside LH you didn't have many trees near Col

I remeber for week afterwards climbing over branched to smoke in the copse - gave them a great excuse to flatten it

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