At around 12:30 pm on 23 Feb 2017 UK Storm Doris felled the iconic Whitebeam tree in the Playgroup’s playground. Its age was estimated at over a century old !

Obviously a number of Comberton children enjoyed sheltering under it during the summers… Fortunately the morning class had departed and no playground equipment was damaged.
Here we see Nick Warner’s team clearing the tree away ready for the following day’s children intake….

Our Comberton weather station showed that average wind speeds were around 47 mph prior to the event.