Cathe­dral city gets the shakes

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK -

NO earth­quake dam­age was re­ported in Can­ter­bury but the tremor was felt through­out the city.

Stephen Dob­son, 32, was in bed at his home in Hoven­den Close on the Hales Place es­tate.

He said: “I didn’t have a clue what it was and jok­ingly said it was an earth­quake.

“It made the whole build­ing shake.”

Mr Dob­son’s girl­friend Liz Lee added: “It was mad.”

Lee Wo­gan, who lives in Zealand Road, Can­ter­bury, added: “At first I thought it was peo­ple rolling around or fight­ing down­stairs.” Kay Gower, who lives in Whit­stable, said: “I was ly­ing in my bed and felt the bed move.

“My dad was down­stairs read­ing a news­pa­per and he felt the room shake.

“The TV and the cur­tains moved and the dog went scatty.”

The city’s fire crews spent much of the day in Folkestone.

Fire­men at work near the Black Bull

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