High Winds cause cancellation of events and train service disruption

Lark in the Park

Lark in the Park, at Government Acre in Ramsgate, is postponed today (August 10) due to high winds.

The event will reopen at 2pm tomorrow for the family fun day and Church in the P{ark.

The strong winds have also scuppered The Hobby Horse Club and craft and music fair for Broadstairs Folk Week.

The fair may open this evening if the weather improves.

A Folk Week statement says: “We hope to resume normal service on Sunday. All our music in the pubs, indoor venues, concerts, workshops are still going ahead – so plenty to do. The Parade is due to start at 5.30pm from the top of the High Street outside Pierremont Park down to the bandstand.”

The weather has also caused disruption to Southeastern train services.

Because of the potential risks to trains of falling trees, speed restrictions are being implemented by Network Rail between until 6pm.

Trains will be running on all  routes, but there will be some alterations in place until 6pm and some services may be delayed by approximately 20 minutes because of the speed restrictions in place.

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    • Hmmm . . . I hardly know where to begin with this one . . .

      Flying bricks ? I have heard of flying pigs and pink elephants but not flying bricks coming off a roof !

      I have, however, known tiles or slates to fall, slide or even blow off a roof in high winds.

      Alternatively of course, there are a lot of hallucinogenic substances available . . .

  1. Slates have blown of roofs in Northdown Road onto the pavement below but there are no barriers put up to protect pedestrians walking underneath. Quite dangerous really that those shop occupiers are just ignoring it !!

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