Archive Photos – The Great Storm of 1987

Where the damage was caused - October 1987

Where the damage was caused – October 1987

On the night of 15th/16th  October 1987 Brentham lost 48 street trees in the great storm. Most streets on the estate had fallen trees, some causing significant damage.

Residents and friends of the estate raised over £1,200 as a contribution towards the cost of replacements and the London Borough of Ealing planted 90 new trees.

A ceremony to mark the replanting,watched by 30-40 residents, took place at the corner of Brentham Way/Fowlers Walk on 13th February 1988 at which the Mayor of Ealing “planted” an oak tree and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

Below is a gallery of photos showing some of the scenes residents woke up to on 16th October 1987 ending with the replanting ceremony, the plaque and the oak tree as it is today.

Click on any of the images to start a slide show and click anywhere on the black background to end the show.

 

 

2 Responses to Archive Photos – The Great Storm of 1987

  1. I remember it so well. We were living in Fowlers Walk and looking down Brentham Way there was a ‘domino effect’ of fallen trees. I took the day off work as I couldn’t drive off the estate due to road bockages. I walked around Brentham viewing the damage – everyone was out chatting and it created a great community spirit.

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