Remembering the ill wind that blew no good in 1987

This car came to the end of the road when its garage collapsed
This car came to the end of the road when its garage collapsed

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.