Winds fell trees and close attraction

The tree blown down on Lady Ediths Drive close to Yorkshire Coast College.'Picture by Neil Silk  112105b

The tree blown down on Lady Ediths Drive close to Yorkshire Coast College.'Picture by Neil Silk 112105b

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SCARBOROUGH took a battering from high winds yesterday.

In some cases the gales brought down trees and caused businesses to shut up shop.

According to the Met Office, south-westerly winds reached almost 50mph.

In Lady Edith’s Drive, near to Yorkshire Coast College, a tree was felled, crashing down across a public walkway.

The Military Adventure Park, situated in the North Bay, was also affected.

The winds caused the netting at the venue to collapse leaving the paintball and archery activities out of bounds for the next few days.

David Hooper, part owner of the Military Adventure Park, said: “It is unbelievable. The wind has bent metal. We can’t understand it. Because we are so exposed the winds have just blown across us.”

Mr Hooper added that all activities will be open again by the weekend.

Fire crews were called out yesterday evening to deal with loose tiles on the roof of the Co-op at Valley Road.