Sunday, February 03, 2013

Strong winds effected the market

I did wonder what effect the strong wind yesterday might have had on the Medieval Market. Although the streets are narrow and have tall buildings to shelter them, they would have acted like funnels to the wind when it was in the wrong direction.

Apparently, some of the stalls were damaged and many of the the owners had to remove the awnings that would have been torn apart if left. The emergency field hospital had to be moved and street lights, antennas and even a lamp post had to be removed for safety. I imagine that a lot of those banners that stretched across the streets could have been damaged by the wind.

Today has started a lot calmer, although the area is still on yellow alert for the morning. Let us hope so because Sunday is usually the busiest day for the market.  

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