The ill wind that blew no good 30 years ago

Workmen remove the roots of one of the trees that fell at Haywards Heath Hospital
Workmen remove the roots of one of the trees that fell at Haywards Heath Hospital

It was a bit blowy in the early evening of October 15 1987 but few realised exactly how severe the oncoming storm would be.

After all, our most trusted weatherman, Michael Fish, had assured us, with a smile, that rumours of a hurricane were unfounded.