A very British look at the weather on the anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987
By Students at the Centre for Journalism
â€˜It was one of the busiest police nights of the decade,' recalls Nigel Newbury, police sergeant working in Land's End on the night of the Great Storm. â€˜The phone didn't stop ringing all night.' Nigel Newbury, now retired, says the most memorable part of the night was, â€˜when a telegraph pole came down and set fire to a manor houseÂ that had been converted into flats.'