Trees Lost to Storm Doris
The storm force winds that battered the country on Thursday, February 23rd, uprooted several trees on Roe Plas Meadow and along the river bank, stripped ceiling panels off the cricket pavilion entrance walkway and left a trail of damage and debris in its wake.
With some of the highest winds of the “weather bomb” recorded in North Wales, the storm, although one of the most violent in recent years, passed quickly leaving a quiet period on the following day for downed power lines to be reconnected, damage to be assessed and debris to be cleared.
But, with snowdrops and daffodils in bloom, the first signs of new green shoots appearing and lambs in the fields, it is cheering to know that Spring is on the way - although there is no doubt that the vagaries of our British weather can still throw up unpleasant surprises in any month hence the light covering of snow to which we awoke on Tuesday, February 28th. Let us hope that “March winds doth blow, and we shall have snow” is simply a well know line from a rhyme and not a reliable weather prediction!!!