The much vaunted Storm Christian of October 27th bore little comparison to what was visited upon the combe on Wednesday. Strong winds lifted my extension in the afternoon and combined with heavy rain, Maidencombe took quite a battering.
A few trees have succumbed to the stronger gusts. Residents of Steep Hill might like to observe a dead tree which has lodged against the overhead telephone cable just after the Beehive bend.
News round-up in Maidencombe:
Stock fencing continues in Nickels Reach and The Slopes. Temporary roadworks are in place at the junction of Brim Hill and Rockhouse Lane where repairs to the street lamp are in progress. The fault is exactly the same as when the light standard outside my property failed, so other light standards can be expected to domino effect with the same affliction. Engineers are hopeful the light will be restored by Christmas.