‘Chaos’ as chimney pots came crashing down
DES HUMPHREY, 70, of Marshall Street, Folkestone, told how he ran for his life as tiles and bricks started to fall from the roof. He was talking to a neighbour in the street about Liverpool Football Club when it happened.
“I didn’t know what was happening. I thought to myself the wind wasn’t bad enough to be making this happen. “We just turned and ran as the chimney pots came crashing down. “It was a lucky escape. I have never known anything like it in all my life. “It was fairly chaotic with lots of chimney pots down in my road.”
Des Humphrey narrowly missed injury when part of a chimney stack fell down